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Communication is Essential to Change


It bears repeating, communication is essential to change. The pandemic has made communication more difficult and less reliable than our standard day-to-day patterns. Informal communication has been disrupted and the chaos created by the combination of remote vs. onsite vs. hybrid had made ease of communication nearly a thing of the past. 

We need an easy way to create new connections and communicate with people we don’t usually talk to. It’s important for team members to be able to connect with one another and exchange detailed information quickly, effectively, and correctly. 

If you’re concerned about making changes to your current processes, you are not alone. Managing change amid chaos certainly doesn’t seem like a good time to try a new way of doing things, yet when it comes to communication, we can’t wait for the crisis to end. 

Change in a crisis is hard. Taking the time to alter course can seem like the straw that will break the camel’s back. But if you take the time to adjust, you might find that it provides not only some much-needed relief, but also other benefits like streamlined workflows, higher team collaboration and morale and, ultimately, improved outcomes. 

Recognized as one of the Top 30 Global Guru’s in Organizational Culture both in 2021 & 2022, April is an internationally known organizational change management expert who has implemented change for government, health care, higher education and corporate clients. April is the author of four books including the bestsellers “READY, Set, Change! Simplify and Accelerate Organizational Change” and “READY, Set, CCMP™ Exam Prep Guide".  Contact her at [email protected]