December 22, 2022
Having trouble getting your team to migrate to the new system?
Here's the easiest way to decrease resistance and increase receptivity:
Start by testing it yourself first.
Here’s what I mean…
When I was COO at Jaspr.co, the team was very skeptical of an accountability system I was creating. Through this process I discovered firsthand the value of leading by example.
The team wasn’t convinced that an accountability system was something we needed and were concerned about the amount of time it would add to their day-to-day.
To overcome this skepticism I took a different approach. Rather than just telling my team about the benefits of the system, I addressed their concerns by demonstrating the added value and focus it brought to my own work — I tested it for two weeks before showcasing it.
The team went from resistant to excited about the new system. I was able to prove firsthand that this would take minimal time, increase productivity, and provide clarity on company responsibilities (something everyone wanted).
The accountability system quickly became something that we no longer wanted to live without.
If you want your team to work more optimally, lead by example. Always start with your processes, systems, and routines.
If you don't value a system enough to incorporate it into your day, don't expect others to value it differently.
Don't preach what's better. Show them.
Plus, if a system you’re testing doesn’t prove as useful as anticipated, you will have saved tons of money and 100’s of cumulative hours wasted implementing.
Go ahead and try it:
- Clarify the system you’d like to implement
- Test it yourself for a couple of weeks (at least)
- Share with the team how it’s impacted your operations
See you all next Thursday 👋
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