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How to maintain momentum when implementing change

Implementing change can be a long and exhausting process and it's easy to lose momentum along the way, but a few deliberate steps can help keep up the energy level, says Harvard Business Review.

"When implementing change, it's crucial to communicate short-term wins to motivate people to stick with it. But not all near-term successes are created equally.

Pick milestones that are:

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People need to see firsthand that their hard work is making a difference.


Ensure that the wins are real and that you're not declaring victory prematurely.


Small gains, such as conducting a productive meeting or resolving a scheduling discrepancy, are not short-term wins. Pick things that show real results and are indisputably relevant."

Today's management tip was adapted from the Harvard ManageMentor Online Module: Change Management.

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