Imagine you’re sitting in a meeting with your boss and some other company bigwigs, and they’ve decided on a new strategy or process that is going to mean some people may lose their jobs, while others will be working harder trying to get things up to speed.
“Holy crap,” you think. “Wonder how they’re going to sell that message.”
Guess what? They’re not going to sell anything. It’s going to be you that is held responsible for getting the staff to buy in and commit 100 percent to the new ideas.
Of course, you won’t be all alone in this challenge. The bigwigs will make a couple of video or personal appearances to speak to workers directly about the changes – and then they will leave.
Now you’re all alone. It’s just you and a bunch of upset, angry or bewildered employees.
While your first inclination may be to schedule a long, long vacation, the truth is that a lot of people are depending on you right now. Whether you’re a team leader (read more here)
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