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As change progress, we may lose sight of the overall purpose of what we are working towards. Apart from remembering the objectives, leaders and everyone in an organization working to make a change need to keep a clear overarching vision, of why we do what we do. Let’s explore the importance of vision in starting, guiding, and maintaining motivation for change.
Before deciding to do something, since the beginning, you need to know how you want it to end. To simply put it, keeping your objective clear is the key. So, what should you keep in mind when making a change to new ways of teaching?
Like a portrait photograph, when a face is on focus, everything else around it is a blur. The focus on implementing new processes and attention to modify behavior often dominates our daily efforts. During change process it is important to purposely stop and assess the progress made. You want to capture everything. It’s time to switch from portrait mode to landscape mode.
Change is one of the few constants in life, and yet it is often difficult to embrace. Especially at first, change can feel very unfamiliar, perhaps even a little uncomfortable.
Everyone who contributes to certain changes is a change agent. However, leaders, managers, and supervisors in an organization play various key roles for successful and lasting change. Leaders can serve as change agents to act as powerful forces to start, maintain, and ensure permanent change occurs.
As an instructor, you know this better than most. You are the captain, responsible for inspiring the next generation to rise up to meet the challenges of the 21st century world that is vastly different from the one that you grew up in. You have seen this firsthand – the integration of disruptive technologies have added many unprecedented dimensions to the world of work.