And that's when I find myself working in a coworking space in Taipei city. What is my experience? Yes, tech today is enabling this... More important, I feel a surge of new energy and focus on my work tasks. The change in scene helps to keep distractions low (that's a surprise) and discipline on the defined tasks high.
In the context of people excellence this is an example to let people choose where and when to work - autonomy is a great driver for motivation. For sure the purpose and objectives need to be clear. We learn every day...
Oh, and yes, it helps to pay a bit of money to get a professional workplace - for me, it doesn't work well in a coffee place.
Who are the most efficient messengers for your change initiative? Is it the communications department sending out newsletters and distributing posters? Is it the HR team conducting training sessions? Or is it the group of advocates which are excited about the new things to come?
In my experience it is none of the above. Instead, the best result is achieved by focusing on the following two messengers
Senior Leadership Team - highlighting the strategic reasoning and implication of the new initiative. Provide a purpose that excites the people. And, living the change themselves.
Direct Supervisor - creating clarity what the initiative means for each individual and link it to personal values. Provide the operational impact of the new routines. And, living the change themselves.
Quick share on communication... who are the key messengers to get the purpose and mission across?
A) the CxO level to create excitement for the strategic messages
B) the direct supervisor to build deeper understanding what the strategy means for our daily operations
Let's focus on these two messengers and it is a great start to get closer to our employees.
Tim is a change practitioner in the area of innovation and excellence. He is working with teams to accelerate innovation, collaboration and agility.