Posted by: Soubir Ignatius Ghose, Assistant Manager, Markets, India
I attended yesterday’s breakout session on the role of leadership and culture in organizational change. It was quite interesting, since I originally thought I was attending a session on supply chain management, so it became an example of change management in action! Here are a few of my key takeaways from the session:
- Understanding the culture of the company and how people would react to change is key to understanding what could be the objections and how could you overcome them.
- Change is always tough and you have to make some tough decisions. You can’t request for permission to change things – no one listens. Change has to be top driven and it has to be imposed to ensure things happen.
- It’s more about the fear and uncertainty of the final results, which is the biggest impediment to change. But, if you can have the conviction, you can make things happen.
Finally, you have to back your decisions to take the ‘leap of faith’.