So, we are leaving the EU. It’s finally sinking in.
People are in shock, some are angry, some in disbelief.
No one REALLY expected us to leave, not even Boris Johnson and Nigel Farage apparently, which is why they had no plan for what next when they won.
Everyone expected people to stick with the status quo because change is a big deal for people. As business leaders we know that people don’t change easily.
And people don’t change easily because they fear the unknown and because they wonder whether THEY can change if needed and whether THEY will fit when the new order arrives. And they worry whether the new order will mean more work and new learning.
So it’s easier to stick with what you know. Until …..
The pain becomes bad enough to step into the unknown because it’s better than where you are now.
To make 17m people vote to leave there must have been something very wrong for them.
And in understanding what prompted this decision, business leaders can ensure they keep people of their businesses on board and voting for their side.
In business it’s slightly different, because people don’t get to vote out, unless they vote with their feet and leave. But often people don’t leave physically, because as we know change is hard, but they do check out mentally.
And when they disengage they stop doing all the good stuff that makes a significant difference to the performance of the business. Going the extra mile, taking responsibility, looking for ways to improve, delivering objectives, having a positive attitude, being loyal, reporting and dealing with problems etc.
More significantly businesses with highly engaged people improve EBIT by 19%. Those businesses with low engagement can expect EBIT to be reduced by 30% for all the same reasons.
How then is this relevant for business?
QUESTION: How many people in your business are in and how many are out? And how is that affecting your bottom line?
Don’t tell me show me.
At The Leader Centre we understand that it takes a leap of faith to work with a business you haven’t worked with before and that when your senior people are already busy it can feel like added pressure to take time out for training and development.
The problem with that is that when you don’t invest in training and development more of the pressure falls on you and your people and your business fall behind.
So we take that leap of faith with you and instead of just telling you what we do, we show you by offering half a day’s training for your senior team at our expense.
On that half day we show you how your business can achieve more and how senior people can reduce their stress by doing less than they are now.
To book your session simply get in touch via our contact page.