Change is a good thing. Moving forward, keeping up with a progressive industry, learning about innovative technologies, embracing contemporary communication styles – whatever it is – it is so important to always stay up to speed, or even a few steps ahead. One of the biggest professional mistakes we can make is continuing to do the same thing over and over without trying our best to grow, develop, and evolve. We should constantly challenge how we operate, how we think, and ask ourselves why we do what we do. We need to remain competitive and relevant. When we commit to learning just a little bit more every day, and implementing the highlights strategically, we’ll go places.
Sometimes we have to take what we learn and make tough decisions. Not everyone is going to love them, but deep down we know they’re the right thing to do. In many cases, we just need to be able to articulate why, and then we’re good to go. It’s hard to always get everyone on the same page, but that’s okay because here’s the thing: nothing is set in stone forever. As leaders, we should to help our teams understand that embracing change is critical to our success. We can (and should) always go back and re-evaluate in the future, but it’s important to try to implement what we learn along the way to stay competitive. There might be a process update that rocks everyone’s world, but it doesn’t have to be permanent. If we’re all open to trying new things, constantly evolving, and tweaking the plan as we continue to soak up this information, we’ll make great progress together.
So, the next time you’re working through a daunting change process, remind yourself and your team that you’re committed to constantly making progress for the right reasons, ultimately for their benefit, so this is just a simple moment in time. It won’t last forever, and we will always get through the tough stuff when we work together.