Leaders should not only have a plan but tailor it to their people and the organization’s culture. A plan is the ultimate safety net and a way for leaders to build trust with their teams. It signals that there is a direction and structured path forward.
The most effective plans are built on shared language and values, creating the principles needed to navigate change. Understanding what the change is and having the tools and resources needed to adapt to it helps people get comfortable with change—creating buy-in. Putting the right information in the right order at the right time is a plan. A great leader can make a plan happen.