When it comes to change, one thing is for certain: humans will resist. Resistance is a common and destructive part of any change equation. But despite resistance, some individuals and organizations enjoy incredible success. What sets them apart?
VitalSmarts compared the strategies of those who succeeded at behavior change with those who failed. We discovered when employees were able to dialogue around high-stakes topics, hold each other accountable, and remove barriers to change—resistance leveled and change occurred. VitalSmarts designs training courses to develop these skills both in individuals and organizations.
|Teaches skills for creating alignment and agreement by fostering open dialogue around high-stakes topics.||Teaches a step-by-step process to enhance accountability, improve performance and ensure execution||Teaches proven strategies to uproot entrenched habits and drive rapid and sustainable behavior change for teams and entire organizations.|
Build acceptance and overcome resistance
Speak persuasively not abrasively
Foster teamwork and better decision making
|Hold anyone accountable|
Determine the potential root cause of misaligned or bad behavior
Empower others by working together to diagnose and determine solutions
Manage new expectations
|Diagnose the causes behind any team or organizational problem
Rely less on formal authority to effectively motivate and enable others
Identify high-leverage behaviors
Use six sources of influence to make organizational change inevitable
Improved working relationships
Increased employee satisfaction
|Greater accountability and fewer missed deadlines|
Better one-on-one performance discussions
Increased individual and team effectiveness
|Successful team and organizational change initiatives
Transformed corporate culture
Reduction in errors and project failures
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