Slow the conversation, grow the conversation
As the data begins to set the stage for change, resist the killer slide deck to all your stakeholders.
It’s rare that a presentation will motivate the action you need. Especially if the need to change was well hidden. And still is to most.
Share the vision. And ownership.
Motivate your stakeholders to see something new and get a conversation started around it. Allow room for others to add their own stories and things they’ve seen that align with what you’re saying. The naysayers will also be useful, revealing the things getting in their way of seeing things differently. They set the threshold of proof that needs to be crossed.
If allowed some breathing space, stakeholders will begin to see the signals and patterns you’ve raised in their day-to-day. These will become increasingly front-of-mind and carry a sense of urgency. The conversation will grow and you can continue to add data as fuel.
This approach adds momentum to strategic change and decision making, creating more room for further innovation in your organisation.
Seeing is believing.
To remain open for business... remain open to change.
The challenge is constant. Fact the facts. Share the vision.
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