013: Ask Andi series: Change Can Be Hard


Third episode of Ask Andi

Here is the 3rd episode of my Ask Andi series—short 15 minute podcasts every Friday where I take a question and then offer tools, tips and strategies to help you re-think an issue and tackle it in new ways. In this episode, I talk about the importance of company culture, how to anticipate and then adapt to the changing workplace of the future, and the pain associated with dealing with change.

In this episode, I discuss:

  • Adapting to the future of work
  • Digital technology is going to have a profound effect on work
  • Artificial Intelligence and robots
  • Focus on connectivity, communication and collaboration
  • What is the culture today?
  • What do you want it to be tomorrow?
  • Different types of culture in a business
    • Start-up phase of a business
    • Have new ideas
    • Competitive and market driving
    • Get things done on time
    • It’s about balancing all of the ideas
    • Collaborate with each other
  • Think about the story you want to represent the way you want to get things done in your business
    • Teams are what it’s all about now
    • How am I going to rewrite the story?
    • How can we work together better?
  • If you don’t have a story people will make one up about your business
    • Make a plan
    • Create small wins about how you are going to get it done
  • Anticipate the hurdles
    • Cognitive
    • Motivational
    • Resources
    • Political
  • Focus on skill development
    • Over-train
    • Over-communicate
  • Consultants are able to bring in new ideas to help and coach you
  • Change can be hard
    • Move forward and be a leader

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