It is a fine line between engaging the troops and spooking the horses when your organisation is faced with significant change. I have been involved in a number of transitions, mergers and acquisitions and it really can be a scary time for teams. Maintaining a positive organisational culture is key to change success. So how much is too much information? What is important to those working in the team versus the executive management who are managing the change?
We spend a lot of time talking about how to do our jobs better. That is our technical jobs, the work that draws on our skill set in communication and engagement. But if you’ve ever managed a team you, you have probably discovered that managing and leading a team takes up a lot more of your time.