Today I want to talk to you about creating visible wins while leading change in your church. Now there are risks and rewards that come in the change process, but we want to make sure that people can see the progress that we are having along the way. So these are the elements we want to take a look at.
First, we want to determine what the risk is. Is it high risk? Is it low risk? Is it somewhere in between?
Then we want to assess the reward. We want to make sure that it is something that is more highly valued, or there is a bigger reward there versus something that might be low. Or maybe it’s somewhere in between as well.
But we must understand the things that are too high of a risk and too low of a reward are things we shouldn’t do. Those are also things that can mess up our process, because it will be difficult to recover if we have a failure early on. We want to make sure that we focus on the things that will fall into the upper righthand box.
And we also want to pay attention to another element, and that is considered how visible this action is. Is it seen or is it unseen? There needs to be a blend of both. Not everything can be seen, but, as a change leader, you want visible wins that make sure you hit clearly defined goals and milestones in leading your change.
Celebrate and demonstrate that progress is occurring. Acknowledge change leaders publicly. And make sure that you are helping shift behavior that you want to see and imbed in your culture. Continue to win over others as you go along.
Now that you understand how to create visible wins during change, what are you going to do about it?