Which is harder, starting something new or sustaining something new? My money is on sustaining the change, keeping it going, preventing others from slipping back into their comfort zones of old habits. That is the real trick for a leader. This is often the forgotten step, the assumed ending—that everything will magically work out well. Yet, it requires a lot of follow up and attention to keep legacy practices at bay.
Here are five tests for you to see if you are doing the right things to manage and sustain change throughout your organization:
You as a leader have a powerful impact on keeping change going. Checking yourself with these five tests will help you know how to sustain change.