NO, is never the wrong answer, it is extremely safe and is one most organizations take on as tough economic times continue. Why do so many companies take this position? Because this answer doesn’t require any additional capital, nor does it take on additional risk, and for most Owners, they don’t lose sleep over a No answer.
But what are the true costs of this answer? The organization doesn’t grow and if the ideas are coming from your employees, what effect does that have on them? Certainly it doesn’t encourage future thoughts on change. But worst case, it could eventually put you out of business!
“Change Management is the law of life, and those who look only to the past or the present are certain to miss the future.” JFK
Change is synonymous with growth and if you aren’t growing, you are going out of business. Taking calculated risks is the answer along with getting your employees involved in moving your organization forward.
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