As the world continues to change at such a rapid rate, we must embrace and become experts in meeting those changes with a positive attitude that can enable us to excel!
I would challenge you to think about how the pace of change affects you daily. Does it have an impact on your family, your parenting, your team through managing, directing, or leading? I believe you would say change affects all aspects of your life, not just your professional life.
I have personally seen a substantial change in my professional career over the 30+ years I have worked in CPG. Change is absolutely the only consistent thing we all can count on. So many ask how you can thrive in a constantly changing environment. I always suggest you go back to the basics of Planning & Communication. I share the chart below as a roadmap to assist you when you are trying to affect a change or being effected by a change. In order to truly be successful in dealing with change, I find this guide very helpful. A successful change needs to have these five components thoroughly covered:
In order to fully implement change, whether personal or professional, this guide provides a simple roadmap that results in my focus for time to plan the year, the quarter, and the month, while assessing and updating every morning what really are my priorities for the day. I highly recommend you utilize all of the planning, follow-up, and reminder tools that are at your fingertips, to seamlessly build a plan and help you thrive. Clear, concise communication, whether written or verbal, is critical to avoid anxiety, resistance, frustration, and false starts.
As you manage through the next round of inevitable change, I believe following this guide will help you thrive in the next chapter of your life both personally and professionally.
*Director of Category Leadership, US & Canada – Newell Brands
*Title and company of the author reflect their position at the time article was written.
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