Make disruptions work for you
TodayÃ¢ÂÂs leaders must know how to manage disruptions. The word itself Ã¢ÂÂ disruption Ã¢ÂÂ can sound a bit negative, but itÃ¢ÂÂs really just another word for change. And leaders shouldnÃ¢ÂÂt just be able to live with change, they should welcome it.
The daily disruptions in our lives Ã¢ÂÂ whether personal or professional Ã¢ÂÂ can create new opportunities and ways to grow. Business Insider contributor James Rosebush discusses three ways that leaders can Ã¢ÂÂcome out as the victor over change.Ã¢ÂÂ They include:
- Recognize that change is a permanent fixture. Leaders should be able to anticipate change, even welcome it, if they want their organizations to stay relevant and viable.
- Listen carefully to catch the change behind the change. You must take the time to evaluate and analyze the change before you react, otherwise you may miss something important.
- Impersonalize change. You are not alone. Take responsibility for your actions and move on.
Another article on this topic I encourage you to take a look at is from ThoughtWorks.comÃ¢ÂÂs Aneesh Lele. The article outlines several advantages of organizations that accept and embrace disruptions. One of the advantages discussed that really stuck out for me was that Ã¢ÂÂdisruptors focus on the customer, not on the boss,Ã¢ÂÂ Lele writes.
I donÃ¢ÂÂt think any organization exemplifies this advantage better than credit unions. Every decision is centered on their membersÃ¢ÂÂ financial needs and desires. They can then easily measure their handling of change Ã¢ÂÂ or disruptors Ã¢ÂÂ by their membersÃ¢ÂÂ continued support and dedication to their financial institution.
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