There are several steps the Triple Option Coach takes to create a sense of urgency within the players, coaches, and stakeholders, and they include the following:
• Having brutally honest conversations involving data sharing which supports the claim that change is necessary to ensure program-based decisions and actions to actually create positive change (action over talk).
• Utilizing the shared data to show investment to the coming change leading to eliminating obvious waste (facts over feelings).
To lead a change effort and gain the cooperation of those involved, the first step coaches must take is to create a sense of urgency.
This requires brutally honest communications that create a sense of urgency rather than a sense of doom.
By creating both a compelling picture of a desired future and the danger of accepting the status quo, coaches greatly improve their chances of gaining the investment of everyone for a necessary change effort.
You cannot create urgency without effectively communicating to your team why change is necessary.
In God we trust—all others… BRING DATA!