We all know that behavioural change within people can widely affect the way they work and interact with others, but what you should also know is that changing user behaviour will have a great impact on your organisation and help it reach its business goals.
Behavioural change can be defined as the alteration in people's habits, technology or behaviour by an organisation.
Before knowing how to empower the change within your company, you should know what the benefits are to establishing behavioural change, for example;
- Learning and Development
Industry experts like Bersin by Deloitte have identified a connection between mature learning organizations and performance: “mature, high-performing organizations adopt a performance mindset, meaning they think about learning & development as a means to improve performance and drive value for the business.”
When one changes their behaviour in a daily routine, for example, adding exercise and wellness to their everyday life, it improves; alertness, attention and motivation. This, in turn, increases their ability to learn as they will take in more information and stay focused through your L&D sessions and training, thus, becoming a more valued part of your team.
- Increase of Overall Profits
Following on from the benefits of behavioural change to L&D, we now know that employees that perform their tasks incorrectly can be costly to your company by taking up more time and resources trying to learn. All of which damage company profits.
The impact of training and consistently empowering behavioural change is essential to your company and its future. Being able to prove that your training impacts your organisation in a meaningful way will help you get stakeholder buy-in across the organisation.
3. Decrease in Leave Days
Employees that take an excessive amount of leave over and above their statutory entitlement can cause several problems in your organisation.
There are several factors that one may be unwell and have to take some days off, but one factor that we’re all discussing at the moment is mental wellbeing and having to take time off to recharge. Whilst it is important to take some time off to rejuvenate and repower, what can you as an organisation do to help those individuals feel like they can be at work instead?
June365, for example, is a wellness programme that changes employees behaviours by empowering physical strength in its participants and also broadening their mental capacity through stimulating exercises.
Now that we’ve covered some of the benefits of behavioural change in the workplace, how can one continue to empower it?
In most businesses, employees will follow the example set by their leaders. As an employer, leader and change enthusiast, it is your responsibility to set a positive example for your team. Everyone in a management role within an organisation should adopt the positive behaviours they expect to see from their team.
As well as setting an example, you should also talk to your employees about the type of behaviour to expect in the workplace. Getting feedback from employees on a quarterly or annual basis just isn’t enough when it comes to empowering change, we need their input from the start. By communicating effectively with your team, you can find out what they are struggling with and how you can help your employees with positive behaviour change.
Empowering change can be hard, but with a great leadership team, a goal-orientated practice and good communication with your employees, you can empower and change the right behaviours in your organisation.
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