Organizations are constantly changing due to both internal and external events.
These events include mergers and acquisitions, disruptive technology, and various economic pressures, like the one we are currently living through. This year, in addition to facing a pandemic, the US had to deal with hard truths on racial injustice, and the need to address the topic in the workplace was no longer avoidable.
On a previous Podcast episode, How to Talk About Race at Work, Drew Clancy and Lori Bishop shared how they tackled the topic head-on at PCI, and explained why they didn’t wait for the perfect long-term solution to address concerns about race.
Whether your focus is on stepping fully into conversations about race or committing to another critical change to your culture, it's important to provide strength, alignment, and resonance, or fidelity, for the people who engage in them. Do you know how to provide the proper framework for these delicate conversations?
This episode has been entirely designed to guide leaders on how to launch culture change in their organization, by applying nine actionable concepts to achieve safe (or high fidelity?) conversations at work.
05:52 - "Create a vision that everyone can see themselves in. And what that means is, create a compelling future that matters for people. People need to see how the change is going to benefit them and the organization long term."
07:26 - "And with conversations, that means listening and learning and being open to other points of view."
10:36 - "Waiting will keep you out of the game today. And you want to balance this immediate action with the longer-term creation of policies and structures that provide resistance-free solutions."
11:43 - "Naming the effort gives people language for how to refer to the change".
For more resources highlighted in this audio episode please follow the links below:
Episode 15: How to Talk About Race at Work
Launching Culture Change through Hi-Fidelity Conversations guide: https://rise-leaders.com/hi-fi-conversations-icons/
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