In my quest to equip people to influence change at work, I strive to stay up to date on what organizations expect from their change managers. I recently searched LinkedIn for jobs with the keywords “change management,” within a worldwide search area. While there are a ton of consulting positions open, I pulled the descriptions of the first 10 jobs that I could determine were internal, non-contract positions. Why? I wanted understand organizations that were making a long-term investment in change management by hiring full time employees to do the job. [Read more…] about What Organizations Look For in a Change Management Professional
A new subscriber recently shared with me her top challenge: finding change agents in her organization to be local advocates for her project.
The question had me thinking about a process improvement initiative from many years ago. To help manage and implement a process improvement program, I recruited people from all over the organization to ensure a cross-functional perspective. The people I invited highlight the qualities to look for in a change agent. [Read more…] about How to Identify Change Agents in Your Organization
In my work helping people influence change in their organizations, I’ve met a lot of senior change leaders who manage a team of change agents. When asked what they’d like their teams to be able to do better, the answer is usually, “Influence without me.” They’re tired of having issues escalated to them because change agents with less authority can’t or won’t handle it themselves. [Read more…] about Change Agents, Your Boss Secretly Wants You to Stop Doing This