Making Change Stick
It is important to intentionally evaluate a change in direction long after it is implemented.
What happened when all the unknowns became known?
What did we learn?
What is the next step based on the experience we gained?
How was everyone actually affected?
Did the team accomplish what was promised when the vision was cast? If not, why not? If so, what now?
These are a few of the questions that allow great teams to adjust and move forward regardless of the outcome of all the risks they took or didn’t take. It’s important to understand whether or not anything is measurably different after the new direction was implemented. Intentional evaluation informs us so that we can make better decisions in the future. This practice builds both credibility and maintains momentum for great teams.