Oct 31, 2022
Business owners and leaders always set visions not only for their companies, but for products and services as well. The thing is, life happens, and not everything turns out exactly as we plan. While we leaders and managers can push through change, disruptions, or obstacles, it’s not necessarily the same for teams and employees—and we’re inclined to go so fast that we don’t think about how the people around us perceive change and disruption.
In these circumstances, it’s easy for employees to become critical. That’s something we always want to avoid; when we’re driving change or adapting to disruptions like a pandemic, we need to get employee buy-in to have advocates for the success of the organization.
In this episode, I outline how you can build employee buy-in, especially during times of change and disruption. I define employee buy-in and differentiate it from employees’ adoption of your company’s mission. I explain why adoption—of company values or product and service vision—will quickly fall apart without employee buy-in. I also highlight how empathy and transparency create trust and buy-in and underscore how turning employees into advocates affects company success.
“Employee buy-in means the team has caught the vision and trusts you as the leader; they believe in what you’re trying to accomplish and are willing to climb mountains not for you, but with you.” - Justin Goodbread
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