Get your change started

Is there something you really need to change in your business, but you just can’t get started?

 

BY JOHN WILLCOX

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Sarah Willcox business change consultant

John Willcox is Fairisle Consulting’s Lead Consultant

You know you need to do something. Just letting things ride might be causing problems in the team.  It could be affecting productivity, or maybe even causing ill-feeling. It could be there’s an opportunity out there that you know you should exploit, but addressing it just feels too hard.

When you do try to think about it, a load of questions crop up.  ‘What about this technical issue I don’t really understand?’  ‘How will so-and-so react if I do this?’   ‘What if changing this one thing makes everything else worse?’  It can be easier to simply push it all to the back of your mind and get on with other things. Especially when there are so many other things going on.

That nagging thought

But that nagging thought never really goes away. You’ll find yourself thinking about it at random times. Your colleagues will say things like: ‘If only we could fix this, then these things would be so much easier’ or ‘Wouldn’t it be great if we could just…’.

After a while, you feel like you’re the one blocking the change and stopping everyone, yourself included, from making progress. But it’s hard to break out of that circular thinking and take the first steps to getting a real, workable solution.

Many of our clients experience this feeling of being stuck, and so we’ve designed a simple, intuitive way to get clarity on which issues to deal with first. We’ve also developed strategies to address the most challenging issues so that you can start taking steps to a solution.

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Break out of unproductive thinking

The Fairisle ‘Sorted’ method has been used by several of our clients to give them a new perspective on their problem or opportunity and break out of unproductive thinking.

We’ve published the Sorted worksheet and you can download it for free.  Give it a try and book your free consultation to tell us how you get on.

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