In previous posts we have discussed what it means to be a change accelerator and how these people, who tend to present “agile profiles”, directly impact the ways in which we do things at work. Now, if you are a team leader or in charge of talent management for an organisation, you may be interested in learning how to motivate talent in the workplace, chiefly to maintain a positive work environment.
Having one or more team members who can occupy the role of change agents when needed is often very positive, and describes a leader who aims at placing his/her employees in a central role. However, it is also true that this can become a challenge if we don’t take into account what motivates these people when we channel their energy.
Although we cannot speak generally about motivations, we believe that there are 5 key aspects when it comes to leading, stimulating and/or working alongside people with these profiles.
They value spaces that cultivate open dialogue. A good way to motivate someone who wants transformation is to give them freedom to express their point of view.
They encourage more dynamic work environments. This not only stimulates people’s creative capacity, but also provides variety in terms of tasks.
They need constant feedback. These people are results-oriented, so feedback should be fitting and immediate.
They encourage brainstorming. A change accelerator shows initiative, proposes solutions and understands their environment; thus, giving them space to anticipate new projects will make them feel great.
They prefer to have someone check up on them. It’s important to recognise that when we undergo change processes, those leading these processes often focus more on planning, reason why letting an employee delegate supervision duties to others can motivate them to further unleash their potential.
Commitment to results and the strong sense of urgency define change accelerators as dynamic people. They are allies that set the work pace for the projects in which they participate; effectively motivating them will be the best strategy to nurture their development and, consequently, obtain better results for the organisation.
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Keywords: Change agents, Organisations, Teamwork, Leadership