If there is one thing that is constant today, it is that the business landscape is in a perpetual state of flux. Some changes can occur more jarring than others, like returning your workforce to the workplace after being homeshored, the unexpected resignation of multiple employees, or the crash of your computer systems right before a big new product launch.
As a leader, it’s important to keep this in mind in order when communicating organizational changes: Human Wiring.
While everyone’s unique mix of wiring is distinct, you can skillfully and artfully navigate any kind of change when you deliver communication the way the other people need to receive it. Your human wiring is something you’re born with and dictates the type of environment in which you’re best equipped to thrive and succeed and the kind of environment you prefer to live and work.
With the knowledge of someone’s wiring, you can recognize and appreciate what matters to them and how they innately need to receive their communication.
There will be individuals naturally wired to put their thumbprint on the change, be concerned with how the results or outcomes of the change affect them. Others will want to be able to voice their concerns or discuss the changes. Others want to know the next steps and nurture those impacted by the change. You also have those wired for certainty. They want to know the who, what, where and whys of the change.
As a leader, how you show up and address each of these wiring needs can mean the difference between fielding calls or giving your team insightful tools to skillfully navigate the change with grace. To effectively navigate organizational changes, remember to keep in mind these key tips that touch upon each of the wiring elements:
- Words you choose.
- Methods of conveying the communication.
- Pace at which you implement or the steps involved, and
- Why you’re making the changes.
When you increase your personal awareness of human wiring, you increase your communication effectiveness and lead with grace and ease regardless of the circumstances. Not only will you manage your own responses to circumstances, you get in tune with what other need to navigate change with greater ease.
If you are inspired to communicate your next organizational change with greater ease, download our Human Wiring Infographic and Wiring Matters Infographics at http://www.excellerateassociates.com/hardwiring.