Ten years ago, there wasn’t a single team in the NBA that even attempted more than 30 three-point shots during a game. And now, just 10 years later, more than half the league averages nearly 42 three-point attempts per game.
Wow. That’s one serious shift.
This new approach means everything changed—from the entire pace and strategy of the game to the type of athletes needed to play it.
If you’ve been part of the business world (or life in general) for any significant length of time, you know one thing to be true: Change is constant.
At some point, almost everything fades away and is replaced by something new. Fax machines became email. Brick-and-mortar offices became virtual workspaces. Paper filing systems became cloud-based servers. And, floppy discs? Well, those just became coffee coasters.
The point is, change is so frequent and unending there are entire corporate roles dedicated to handling change management. The message? We shouldn’t get too comfortable with anything—processes, roles, company structure, seating charts—because it’s all about to get flipped upside down.
Since change is inevitable, the best thing you can do for yourself and your team is to embrace it—with open arms and an open mind.
You can best prepare yourself by taking a look at how your game has transformed. Is the industry different? Has your mission shifted? Do you have the right players? Is everyone playing at the right pace? Is your culture keeping up with these new demands?
Keep asking yourself these questions and keep expecting change—because it’s definitely coming.
What changes have you witnessed recently? And how do you plan to meet those changes head on?
Jason V. Barger is a globally celebrated keynote speaker, leadership coach and author of Thermostat Cultures, Step Back from the Baggage Claim and ReMember. He is founder of Step Back Leadership Consulting, a Columbus-based company that works with businesses and organizations worldwide. Connect via email at jason@JasonVBarger.com or on social media at @JasonVBarger.
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