Desire and motivation aren’t enough to see change through. Therefore, it is best to first understand what you seek to change and then determine your desire to fully commit to implementing it. I understand that change does not happen overnight, it requires serious dedication. Yet and still, in my experience, I know it is easy to fall off track and lose sight of the goal. At times I am consciously aware of what I need to do yet I lack motivation to continue to implement the change I started to pursue. My actions become inconsistent and/or I psyche myself out. Eventfully, though, I realize I do not have to begin my transformation in a drastic manner, I can revamp my approach and start with baby steps—Kaizen.
This particularly correlates with how I feel about the mannerisms I am trying to change. For the most part, I consider myself to be a well-rounded individual who understands we all encompass unique differences. However, in knowing myself, I accept that I am not and will never be perfect. Thus, I am continually working towards becoming a better person. I admit that I need to be a better listener, have better control of my emotions, and even become a better delegator. Conversely, my “one big thing” is control issues.
I was already aware of my areas of weakness, nevertheless, Kegan and Lahey helped put the significance of my weaknesses into a perspective I had never considered. I was content simply knowing that there were a few things I needed to work on. I did not want to think about every aspect of my faults—it makes me feel uneasy. It truly is a slap in the face once you realize you are unconsciously blocking your own path to success. With that being said, I appreciate the self discoveries that spawned from reading “Immunity to Change.” Not only am I aware of my faults and consequences they may cause, now I am also aware that I have the ability to create a game plan by using an immunity map to overcome every obstacle blocking my path to success.
Last year I researched variables that generate success for small businesses in an ever-changing economy. Primarily, I wanted to prove that well-structured training programs are the core on which all other factors stand to warrant a company’s merit.
I referenced my learning experiences from relative academic courses and my personal work experience at small companies. Additionally, I gathered data using Google Scholar and OhioLinks as research tools for academic articles that supported my hypothesis. Business success, business development, training programs, and Fortune 500 were just a few of the key phrases I used.
With additional supporting evidence from scholarly articles, I proposed training programs were the common denominator among the most successful companies at the time. Furthermore, my research unveiled the basic fundamentals for training that can be incorporated in almost any industry.
The article I found most useful came from the American Society for Training and Development (ASTD). I highly recommend referring to this organization for the latest trends in training and development.
In America, the demand for things to be done faster, better and simpler is constantly on the rise; making it tough for any business to survive. Whether it’s a new gluten-free food product, a multi-purpose electronic device, a new energy-efficient car or an action-packed Hollywood film, all products are designed to meet the needs and desires of consumers in order to gain prosperity. Nonetheless, meeting production deadlines is not a company’s only concern. With the development of today’s global market, organizations are incessantly seeking ways to grow and maintain high rankings.
Every day, top companies are faced with fierce competitors seeking to rise above them and/or take them out of business all together. Thus, it is imperative, for the sake of the company, to stay ahead of the game by constantly evaluating production and management procedures and the means by which they are implemented into the organization. Performance Management is an essential tool to measure your company’s productivity and success. I am Ready to Manage subscriber and they recently posted a blog about Performance Management that I found to be very helpful in my own workplace. It’s a simple read and with great resources. Check it out and see for yourself: http://blog.readytomanage.com/what-is-performance-management/.