Leading Change – People Matter
This is not a new post but I thought it was worth re-posting because the message holds good for all time
I’ve just seen an advert for a “change management lead” for a multi-national facilities management company – they provide everything from reception services to construction. It asks for Prince2 (project management skills) and Six Sigma (improving the quality of process outputs) certification. It mentions the enterprise management system used by the organisation and says the post-holder would be required to set up and document SLAs and define KPIs. Sadly, beyond asking for the candidate to have strong interpersonal skills, the one thing it doesn’t mention is PEOPLE and leading people – this from a company in the heart of the services sector!
Makes you wonder doesn’t it? If a services organisation doesn’t know enough about change to know that people, and the leadership of people, are at the heart of any change then we really do have a long way to go to spread the message! But something else strikes me as well! If the applicant is required to lead change then this company doesn’t really know much about leadership either and that has much wider implications!
Wendy Mason is a career coach. She helps people reach their goals and aspirations, without sacrificing their home and personal life. Before working as a coach, Wendy had a long career in both the public and private sectors in general management and consultancy as well as spells in HR. She now divides her time between coaching and writing. You can contact Wendy at firstname.lastname@example.org and find out more at http://wisewolfcoaching.com