Charting a Path to Change: Lead by Example
Change is only as victorious as its champions and agents.
How many times have you experienced a company or department reorganization? Did it go well and result in immediate productivity or did it go sideways and result in delays or even rework? Companies surveyed lose billions of dollars a year from failed change initiatives. And a reorganization counts as a major change event; however, most are poorly planned and executed.
Reorganization usually means the people roles and responsibilities change but the business culture, with its familiar processes, typically remains unchanged until someone notices a negative impact. Delays and rework costs money.
Real change happens when the business culture we are familiar with changes; the way in which we think and act within the organization changes; the people that we work for and work with change. A business culture change starts with management and management must lead by example.
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