Preliminary results from our Most Negotiated Terms survey indicate that people hunger for positive changes within their organization – more collaboration, more on-going communication, more transparency.
Ironically, early survey results also indicate that individuals feel that their colleagues’ resistance (internal and external) and their lack of negotiating skills are the greatest barriers to change. In other words, within the pool of respondents, there is a collective mismatch between desire, ability, and behavior.
Is it possible that we all may be waiting for “somebody else” to learn the required skills and behaviors and create change within our organizations?
In this TASK topic, we challenge whether it is in the best interest of teams and individuals to stay on the hamster wheel, waiting for “somebody else” to create a new wheel, or whether it is time for teams and individuals to actively engage in acquiring the skills and behaviors that will create the change everybody is looking for and the times require.