In one of my consulting engagements, I helped an organization go through a significant organizational transformation. This was no small transformation. It was going to impact almost everyone within their organization, and all their customers. Only a handful of office administrators were unaffected by this massive overhaul of their business processes and supporting systems.
This was a large project, and I was required to be on-site for more than a year. The project was in the San Fracisco Bay area, so in addition to working lots of hours to drive this project to success, I was also able to enjoy all the Bay Area had to offer, particularly the food. If you know me, you know I like good food, and there was no short supply of delectable vittles.
We had our share of challenges with this project given the magnitude of change the organization was going through. In the end, with few exceptions, the project was successful.
After completing the project, one of the organization’s leaders said to me, “You not only helped prepare our organization for the tremendous change we were about to go through, you also helped us – the leadership team – understand how we were not yet ready to lead this change, and what we needed to do to prepare. This led to one of the most successful projects in our history and improved our leadership in the process.”
As a leader, you want your organization to be ready for change. And, what about you? Are you ready to lead a large transformational change? I just launched two free assessments on my web site. One assessment helps you determine the size and scale of the transformation you are considering, the other helps you determine how ready you are to lead a significant transformation. You can find them here.
Dedicated to your profitable transformation,