08 Sep Leadership and Change Management are Interrelated
Leadership is defined by inspiring others to choose to follow. Leaders inspire change in a seamless and idealistic way. People choose to engage with leaders and run from managers. Change requires communication, collaboration, trust and listening. Meeting people where they are most vulnerable and accepting and addressing their fears.
Before decisions are made, a change management plan should be developed based on the size of the change, the number of people impacted, and the level of change anticipated. This helps leaders communicate the message at all levels of the organization in a uniform and timely manner.
Organizations change only when each individual person changes. Therefore, change plans have to address the person, not the process. Effective July 1, 2016 the state of Georgia enacted the “Accountability Change Management and Process Improvement Act of 2016.” An article written by Michelle Haggerty states, “The purpose of the bill is clear; as the state of Georgia increases the pace of process improvement and technology changes, it is now required that project leaders think through and plan for the project business case and the impacts to employees and citizens.”
WOW! Why has it taken so long for this to become a practice? Humans have been around FOREVER! The good news is Leading To Unlock, LLC has skilled Change Managers on staff and can help develop these skills in your project managers. Give us a call.