A reminder that people in your team will also move through the change process at their own pace. decades ago Rogers (1971) studied how people approached change and noticed that there are at least five ways to adapt to change:
You may have members on your team who are:
- innovators - those that are eager to create change - typically 2.5%
- early adopters - those who embrace the change early on - 13.5%,
- early majority - those who get on the bus relatively early - 34%,
- late majority - those who slowly adapt/get on the bus with change - 34%
- and the laggards (those who resist change - 16^).
As I wrote in the Teams365 #504 post on Change "Being aware of who will be advocates for change on the team is just as important as recognizing those who might need more support, conversation/attention throughout any change process."
Questions to consider:
- What changes are ongoing with your team right now?
- What is each team member's approach to change?
- What support will each team member benefit from?
Jennifer Britton, MES, CPT, PCC
Supporting Team Leaders to do their best work, one conversation at a time
Coaching Skills Training | Teamwork | Leadership
Author of From One to Many: Best Practices for Team and Group Coaching(Jossey-Bass, 2013)
Have a great week,