I am a big fan of knowledge management. The more I learn about it, the more I realize it is very related to change management. Let’s take the example of changing the way we hold our meetings. I believe that most of us are aware of the challenges we face in meetings however we continue to put ourselves in the situation of less than great meetings.
Challenges people brought forward, in a course I gave last week on participatory meetings, included not having an agenda or sticking to it, hidden agendas, side conversations, domination by one person, endless power points and many other issues. Still, changing the way we do things doesn’t appear to be easy. Why is this?
I could blog forever on why it seems we can’t change things. More interesting to me is the fact that change is possible and we could all use a little motivation to take steps to work towards change. As a person that has faced this challenge, I recommend the following:
- Start small but keep the big dreams in your radar
- Find champions
- Look for new ideas outside your ‘normal’ workplace and networks
- Demonstrate by example