Has your organization been dealing with nonstop change?  Have you made some decisions lately that weren’t the best?  Are you losing confidence in your decision-making abilities?  Are you now, being so cautious, it’s like you are freezing like a deer in the headlights?

Sometimes when we have had a work environment plagued with nonstop change we do become somewhat fatigued with solving problems and making decisions.

When we have made some decisions that weren’t the best, we start to play it safe.  Playing it safe leads to paralysis.  We lose momentum and we can “freeze like a deer in the headlights.

To make sure you don’t lose your nerve, in solving problems and making decisions, you need to keep reviewing your short-term plans and long-term goals, and keep pointing yourself in the right direction.

Review your organization’s mission statements and value statements to make sure your thoughts and actions are congruent with the organization’s values.

Keep an objective decision model close by to make sure you are balancing logic with emotion.

When faced with change, it is natural to become cautious and play it safe.  However, change is a full contact sport, and you need to practice on and off the field, to sharpen your skills, and keep moving forward.  Study your industry and take personal responsibility to develop the talents you need to protect your career.

If your organization or industry is dealing with significant change, and people are struggling, contact me at kit@welchlin.com, and I will deliver a presentation packed with change management strategies that will help.