Small Wins Add Up to Big Changes
If you're struggling with making changes in your workplace (like how to implement a training plan), the New Year is a great time to rethink the problems holding you back. If big, hairy, crazy, audacious goals frequently fall flat, you might need to break those goals into smaller parts.
Experts who study the way companies successfully implement change cite leaders who divide big goals into smaller goals. Once the company has adopted one goal, they move to the next. It's just like our mastery-based training — you have to master one thing before you can move to the next.
Small Wins Put Momentum On Your Side
Look, we get it. Usually the problems holding back your safety and training plan are external: budgets, the price of diesel, a boss who thinks change is a four-letter word. Overcoming those external problems takes a leader who can read the landscape.
If you know big change doesn't come easy to your company, then don't try a brute-force approach. Try being realistic. Instead, get momentum on your side with little wins.
There's an old business axiom: Everyone wants to get on a moving train. The idea is that if people in your company see something working, they're more likely to get on board with it. If you're trying to get some giant plan going, and you're only 2 percent toward completion, people don't want to be associated with something that might fail.