Breaking the Fear Barrier
What would you do if you weren’t afraid? Ponder this question for a few seconds and you quickly realize that all fear is self-inflicted; especially within organizational boundaries. Gallup research has continually identified fear as one of the five causes of organizational barriers along with information flow, short-term thinking, misalignment and money. As Senior Practice Expert, Tom Rieger states “Fear, especially fear of loss, can lead managers to fiercely protect their ability to meet their goals or to impose overly stringent controls on people they manage.”
The good news; however, is that because these barriers were created internally, “they can be knocked down internally.” Rieger states that removing barriers starts at the top and ‘requires commitment and participation from employees across all levels of the organization.” It takes courage and may cause short term pain; but in the long run, it’s the catalyst for building a more efficient and inspired organization.
Hear Tom discuss the framework to breaking your own fear barriers…