Leading ChangeJune 1st, 2012
Leading change has become a mantra in every organization. Here are the 5 strategies that can be very useful to executives such as CEO, CIOs and directors who can use them to personally lead change both within and beyond their business functions.
Stay Current on the Changing Business Context
Continually incorporate an understanding of changing business landscape, objectives and goals into IT innovation and change planning.
Collaborate and Cultivate Win-Win Proposals for Your Allies and Enemies
Understand and scan the political landscape and identify key stakeholders who will advocate or block change; collaborate to create win-win proposals. Be assertive on the change you seek to create together.
Communicate a Clear, Compelling Vision
Link change to enabling business strategies and communicate how a new way of doing things will improve employee, process, and business performance.
Encourage Talent, Nurture Your Team
Identify skills, design career paths, and align incentives to encourage your talent to develop the capabilities necessary to lead change.
Measure Change from the Employee’s Perspective
Don’t overwhelm your team with too many actions. Give byte size actions to enable change across the organization. Segment the change based on your team’s behavior and responsibility. Tie change to metrics that align with business objectives and use these to build support for permanent change adoption as well as future change.