Should you be alarmed?
As a change management consultant with almost 20 years of experience, I have worked with many organisations which see change as a strategic advantage to keep up with the market and their broader business environment.
Every innovation entails change, but not every change involves innovation: not every time your company is managing change is it dealing with innovation. Surprised? Here is the explanation. Change management is an approach to transitioning individuals, teams and organisations from a current state to a desired one. It does not need to be a new method, idea or product; it just being taking the same concepts and applying them differently.
An example of this is international organisational redesign or IT upgrades – the goal being to increase performance.Change and innovation is not only for large corporations.
- Get Motivated: Conscience and buy into the fact that there is a need to change: your end state needs to be superior to your dislike of the status quo and the efforts needed to get there. There may be other people in the business or if it’s just you, you may still need help and support of others.
- Set Clear Targets: What is end vision and ensure it is communicated to all those involved with you or supporting you.
- What Ifs: Keep potentials risks and issues in sight and in control. Have support to help you manage these potential risks and obstacles. Keep worry at bay by looking at quick wins – there is nothing like a good story.
The Power in Change: I changed from being an employee to being a self-employed contractor. I changed from being single to being married with children. But most importantly, I changed from being quiet and hidden to being visible and writing articles, speaking, being known as an influencer!
Olivia has been a project and change management consultant for almost 20 years. She now shares her experience and expertise as an empowerment speaker to empower people at all levels to pursue their dreams