Use these questions to conquer complacency and inauthenticity

Are you trying to conquer inauthenticity and complacency--especially in virtual environments?  Zoom, Teams, WebEx, GoToMeeting, GoogleMeet, and all the rest are places we see others advising about how to "look good."  At Change Management, we work with clients who want to "Be Good," and more authentic.  Let's talk about getting real about what's real, which then is replaced by deeper enrollment and engagement in the team’s purpose and trust in each other—which is where innovation and productivity live.  Honestly, a good backdrop, focus on body language, and ring light is not going to get you all in a productive and innovative mindset; neither are funny hats and food coloring in your water to make it "magical." 

Tina Schuelke, CEO, and Laura Dowdy, Change Analyst, reflect on the ways human nature shows up during uncertainty.

During the first 40 days of the COVID-19 outbreak and the self-isolation orders that shook our economy, I realized I was not so good at allowing myself to be vulnerable.  I was not so great at feeling safe and trusting the systems I have always worked in.  I was good at tamping down and stifling my own fear.  I was also good at being strategic and making lot of to-do lists and doing what was on them and more.  I got really busy, but I was not working my way through and out of the problems.  I was in denial, although it did not show like “classic” denial and anger.  I was in survival mode, and like so many of us in positions of leadership, I forgot to connect with who I was being. 

Saying “thanks” at work isn’t easy for everyone. Sometimes we can let our beliefs about social norms and diverse cultures get in the way of showing appreciation for that special touch that made the difference, a great idea, commitment to results, etc. There are so many reasons to say and show thanks at work, but for some, it can also feel like there are just as many potential pitfalls to showing gratitude at work.

Change Management Communications Center, LLC has built impactful, connected, resourceful teams over the years and our current team continues this proud tradition. Tina & Jim brought together Lisa, Jessica, Mike, and Adam to serve clients large, mid-sized, and small as they handle challenges unique to each of their markets.

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