Somebody said it’s easier to move a graveyard, than to move people’s routines in some workplaces. Others suggest more money would fix workplace problems, yet research shows that performance related pay sometimes backfires. Have you seen genuine change that adds improvements or have you seen people long for new results and still settle for flawed approaches?
It makes sense that progress is rather rare when you consider how the brain’s equipped to default to ruts. If you consider mental realities, and still accept a challenge for progress, a few dynamite tools will trump change over health care corruption and other broken systems. Change tactics can override your brain’s rut defaults to create neuron pathways forward.
You’d likely agree that broken systems support tired and broken policies – that work against progress. It takes people prepared to take a risk to move beyond broken pieces of any organization. It also helps to have a few good approaches that model improvements you have in mind. Change often means moving forward with what works well, even when naysayers ridicule, scoff and criticize. And they will!
Transformation’s like moving a grand puzzle. Some pieces get lost in process.
Some people hold that that great puzzles – once created – can no longer move to new tables without falling apart completely. Can you see a comparison between shifting puzzles to new spots and changing approaches for better results at work? In both cases, key pieces may fall. Changing positions usually means that a few key pieces will get lost in the shift. Have you seen it happen?
The human brain’s equipped to replace broken systems, but it takes people prepared to risk loss of the old and familiar, in exchange for added adventures of new approaches.
What’s moved lately where you work and what’s been lost or gained?
Mental savvy needed to risk novel approaches or renew broken systems include tone tactics that unite people with winning ideas. Good tone allows people who differ to speak and feel heard, so that change offers shared benefits. Can you see tone’s effect on lasting change and ongoing growth where you work? Good tone creates segues for differences to merge into strengths at work. Poor tone excludes some and demands unfair advantages for a few. What’s your tone IQ?
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Created by Ellen Weber, Brain Based Tasks for Growth Mindset
Smart skill 31 = Move Tone Tools to Open Opportunities
Smart skill 32 = Move Past Regret by Doing its Opposite
Smart skill 33 = Move Beliefs into Action to Win
Smart skill 34 = Move Beyond Technology that Fails
Smart skill 35 = Move People Back to Center
Smart skill 36 = Move Beyond Myths of Safety
Smart skill 37 = Move Brainpower into Reconfigured Learning
Smart skill 38 = Move to Replace Broken Systems
Smart skill 39 = Move Innovation into Invention
Smart skill 40 = Move Intelligences up a Notch Today