Hey everyone, I am Miles and I have been learning about and “practicing” change management over the past 10 years.
During this period, I have learned, applied, evaluated and started over…learning from evaluation, applying lessons learned, evaluating…what seems like a million cycles. I have tried just about every change management approach on the planet and each of them has pros and cons recognizing that not one organizational change initiative looks exactly the same.
The reason I created this site was to help organizational leaders like yourself – and please keep in mind that organizational leaders are found at every level in the organization – lead organizational change initiatives and truly transform your organization by leveraging tools such as change management, project management, employee engagement, and emotional intelligence. To do this, I am going to share my personal experiences with you and what I have discovered over the years through my own “trial and error” experiments.
I also ask if I ever say anything that captures your interest, that you get involved within my site. I love to talk about leading organizational change and if you have anything interesting that you want to share or any opinions of any of the content I have created on my site, please do speak up. I love feedback in every form.
So now to me and my journey of leading organizational change in today’s world…
My journey started with my assignment as a “change champion” for a crucial “transformation” project my organization defined as its No. 1 priority….our current system was “broken” and “unsustainable!” I had no idea what change management was and, for that matter, employee engagement and emotional intelligence were not topics on our radar. Project Management, as a “tool”, was gaining traction and was actively used to lead this transformation project.
My learning curve was steep…obtaining the designation as a Project Management Professional (PMP) and certification as a Change Management Practitioner were the first steps. Treating change management as a formal project and leveraging a structured approach was the easy part…the real challenge for me was to take my knowledge as a Change Management Practioner and apply it in our organization and, specifically, our organizational transformation project recognizing that organizational change can only happen when each member of the organization (from bottom to top) makes their own individual transition from the current state to the future state…and at a different speed, potentially, for each member!
This is where the cycle of learning, applying, and evaluating and then repeating over and over again has truly became obvious to me. Small and large change initiatives have contributed to the knowledge and expertise I have been able to achieve. Learning about and implementing employee engagement and emotional intelligence tools have truly enhanced my ability to strategically influence change within my organization and other organizations I have worked with.
Applying these tools can truly provide organizations with the opportunity to “transform” how they deliver services and achieve their strategic vision. Increasing employee engagement is a foundation for leading organizational change today…as it only happens when “people” get involved in building the future state and obtaining results…it’s all about return on investment and you can do it!!
If you ever need any feedback or support regarding your organizational change initiatives, I would be more than happy to connect. Simply leave your comment below and make sure you visit my site regularly as I am always updating it with the crazy ideas” and “information” that I come across that I know you will find interesting.
Again, I am Miles. Wonderful to meet you and feel free to contact me if you ever need anything. Drop me a comment below or you can always get in touch with me via WealthyAffiliate.com (here is a link to my profile).
All the best,
Founder of How to Lead Organizational Change Today