For almost everything people do, they're looking for results. But how are they obtained?
Step 1: Choose a course of action Choose a course of action that directly leads toward some desired result. Don't make change decisions just to stay in keeping with workplace philosophy.
Step 2: Maintain an attitude of impatience Break up a huge, overwhelming task into several, small, manageable tasks. That way, you can see results immediately, even though the process may require a long-term commitment.
Step 3: Get help Get help from other staff experts and consultants. Make sure they don't try to indoctrinate employees with mystical change activity jargon.
Step 4: Let others see the results Give management and employees in your business an opportunity to see for themselves that the adopted approach is leading to the desired results.
TIP: Don't expect anyone to accept everything by faith.
Step 5: Be wary of initial large investments Be wary of initial large investments. Results-oriented change can usually start with little financial investment. And then pay off big!
FACT: Japanese author and quality pioneer Takashi Osada once said, "If the process is right, the results will take care of themselves."