When your business goes through a major change, it can be unsettling for staff. Employees may be unsure how they will adapt to new ways of working, maybe new colleagues, or a change of direction.
Shifting the mood and focus
Company events can be a great way of bringing people together and motivating staff during periods of change. However, these events are also a time when staff may start airing concerns and doubts about the challenges ahead. This can sometimes make it more difficult to unite the company around a new direction during a conference or away day. A motivational speaker can lift the collective mood and shift the focus. The speaker you choose should have first-hand experience of going through major change in business themselves, so they will be able to empathise with staff, and understand some of the barriers to embracing organisational change and how they can be overcome. Most importantly, choose a speaker who can clearly demonstrate how their business changed for the better.
A fresh face and perspective
Senior managers undoubtedly have a role to play in promoting a positive attitude to change, but when staff see the same people presenting over and over again, the messages can be diluted. A motivational speaker is a fresh face, so will naturally provoke curiosity. An outsider’s perspective can encourage staff to look at their organisation, role and contributions in a new light. Business change can actually bring out the stars of the future – a brilliant speaker might just be the one to inspire them to come forward with their ideas. There are benefits for senior managers too – exploring their own attitudes to change, perhaps, and how they communicate with and involve staff. The right speaker will connect with people at all levels of the business.
At Rhodes, we can help you find the perfect motivational speaker, so why not make this part of your next corporate event package? We’ll find you a range of suitable speakers to match, and you can choose the one that best fits your business and your event goals.