Sunday, January 17, 2016

Leadership and Change

Leadership is the ability to inspire other people to do what is required to achieve the organization's desired goals. 

Leaders provide what is needed to ensure that change initiatives succeed.  Effective leadership is crucial for successful change at every level in an organization.  When introducing change, it is the management team's role to provide leadership and to ensure that it is mirrored at every level of the organization.  For local change, it is the responsibility of the supervisor or team leader to provide leadership to the team and to make sure that the change is completed successfully.

Leading Successful Change Projects Means:  
- Agreeing on the objectives  
- Deciding on the tasks  
- Planning how the tasks will be done  
- Organizing the resources  
- Communicating tasks  
- Making people responsible  
- Monitoring and controlling

It is important to remember that people facing change are being asked to deal with the unknown.  The leader is the one who provides the vision of the future, inspires confidence that the future will be even better than today, and who shows that he/she knows how to get to the destination - the change.
Until next time...

Sheryl Tuchman, SPHR, SHRM-SCP

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