Adapting to change

Adapting to change

There are constant changes, technology and information to keep up with the modern world. There are success stories such as Facebook and Google, but for every successful startup, nine fail. Roughly 90 percent of new businesses fail, so what do the ten percent do differently to thrive?

According to this 2015 Forbes article, the following four are the key factors that contribute to the success of the startups:

  1. The product is perfect for the market
  2. The entrepreneur doesn’t ignore anything
  3. They grow rapidly
  4. They respond and recover from the rapid growth

All these factors show us that startups have to be aware of the industry that they work in and be willing to adapt to the environment as it changes.

According to the Center for Creative Leadership Leading Insight Study of 2013, “Rapid organizational change is the No. 2 leadership development challenge in the next two to five years and, logically, change is the second most important topic for leadership development.”

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By understanding and applying the correct methods, your startup will able to adapt to the environment as is necessary to survive.

To combat odds and to face an ever revolutionizing world, the CCL came up with these tips:

– Discover: understand why the change is happening.

– Decide: engage employees in making the decision to change and how to change.

– Do: communicate the change and take the step to initiate the change.

– Discern: figure out if the change was successful and sustainable, if not make adjustments.

Through open communication, collaborative decisions, and being flexible, you are taking the proactive step towards creating a more sustainable business. For more insight with adapting to the changing world then check out Center for Creative Leadership and TeamEQ!

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