Change Management Leadership: Leadership of Change Volume 4
"Articulating a change vision without the provision of competent resources is just an illusion"
Resources are the employees who work for the organisation to deliver customer value, services and products. Their capabilities help drive competitive advantage and are critical in delivering sustainable change. To successfully deliver organisational change, you need the right resources with the right capability at the right time. Getting the right capability takes time and requires investment in recruitment, staffing, training, coaching, compensation, communication, and other human resource areas. It will not happen by accident or just by having a training department. Developing competent resources should be part of the organisation’s long-term strategy and every senior leader should be responsible for it.
One of the first and most important steps in any organisational change, transformation or improvement initiative should be preparing the leadership team, so they are set-up to successfully deliver the change. Some organisational leaders think their responsibility in a change is to approve the change budget, send out an e-mail with an attached presentation outlining the change and offer up any free (not necessarily competent) resources. However, the best leadership teams have purpose, they are aligned on their strategic objectives, they are a high performing team and have change leadership skills to navigate the change.
We now live in a period of technological revolution that will continue to fundamentally alter the way we live, work, and communicate with each another. Large organisations will be continuously pursuing high-priority strategic change initiatives. The increasing pace, complexity and unpredictability of change means that being able to implement change effectively and efficiently will determine an organisation’s future competitiveness. Organisations will have to become change capable and develop leaders with change skills and knowledge, and those with superior internal change capability will stay ahead in the marketplace.
Peter consults, speaks, and writes on the Leadership of Change®.
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Peter F Gallagher is a Change Management Global Thought Leader, Guru, Expert, International Speaker, Author and Leadership Alignment Coach.
Listed #1 by leadersHum Top 40 Change Management Gurus You Should Follow in 2022 (Mar 2022).
Ranked #1 Change Management Global Thought Leader: Top 50 Global Thought Leaders and Influencers on Change Management (2022-2021-2020) by Thinkers360.
Ranked #1 Business Strategy Global Thought Leader: Top 50 Global Thought Leaders and Influencers on Change Management (May 2022) by Thinkers360.
Ranked #2 Leadership Global Thought Leader: Top 50 Global Thought Leaders and Influencers on Leadership (Aug 2020) by Thinkers360.
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Change Management Handbook - Leadership of Change® Volume 3, listed among the 50 Business and Technology Books from Thinkers360 Thought Leaders to read in 2021.
Change Management Pocket Guide - Leadership of Change® Volume 2, ranked within the top 50 Business and Technology Books (Jan 2020) from Thinkers360 Thought Leaders.