Change Management Speaker Mike Hourigan
Where’s My Assigned Parking Space?
There’s a supposedly true story about the corporate officer who called all of her organization’s department heads together for a serious meeting. Pounding the table to emphasize key points, she said “We must immediately make sweeping changes to our culture. Everyone must be valued. No one, and I mean no one, is better than anyone else!” The next day, she just about lost it because Human Resources removed all of the assigned executive parking spacesstarting with hers. She received a valuable lesson in resiliency.
It is not enough to have meetings that casually mention change management as a buzzword. What matters more is how the executive team takes the organization through the necessary changes. In today’s technically-driven, digital workplace, with remote operations, and independent contractors as well as salaried employees, it seems the only constant is change itself.
As a keynote speaker on change management, I know that for dynamic organizations there are no predetermined change stopping points and no easy solutions. A specific problem may be corrected, but a new challenge will quickly take its place.
Change management requires an approach that necessitates the organization goes from the staid, “we’ve always done it this way” thinking to being prepared to anticipate that change will always occur.
Resiliency is a Good Thing
There was a time when change was something to be feared. In modern business we are obligated to recognize that change is to be embraced, not avoided. The most resilientorganizations are those continuously addressing the challenges of change.
Resiliency can help organizations to retain their best employees, seize opportunities, manage challenges and stay ahead of the competition. I know that not every organization will have an easy time of responding to change at first, but developing resiliency will help any organization thrive in changing times.
As a keynote change management speaker, my actionable tips for becoming more change resilient can prepare your company for the challenging times ahead, whether it is the loss of assigned parking spaces to sweeping industry regulations.
Organizational Change Management Skills Training
Mike Hourigan is a change management thought leader who teaches organizations to manage and excel at meeting challenges and seizing opportunities in evolving workplaces.
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