Change is in the air. You can see it all around Michigan. Whether it involves the automotive business, is focused within politics, or is assessed internally as we develop and grow as professionals, it is everywhere we look. Change is a natural part of what we are and it is ever occurring. Just look at job responsibilities, people development, even careers; everything is in transition.
As common as organizational change is, we often look at it with some distrust, especially when it is implemented with no input from others. Within Dale Carnegie, we know that change is best when it is a team sport. Empowerment is essential and integral to success. Involving everyone in the beginning of the process gets both experience and expertise on board early.
Change often has great depth because it involves decisiveness, vision, mission, action, planning and strategy. Here are six core values of C.H.A.N.G.E.:
- C: Character is essential. With a focus on commitment and opportunity, a strong internal focus is needed.
- H: Heart is integral to always doing the right thing for everyone involved. Passion is a huge factor.
- A: Attention to detail and creating action is important when change takes place.
- N: Neutrality is a key ingredient as leaders and managers get opinions from every side and direction. Getting the best ideas from everyone fairly and accurately will ensure that change is accepted.
- G: Guts starts the whole change process. In every organization, there is the chance for casualties in both people and process. Having vision and seeing the big picture ensures the right thing takes place.
- E: Energy involves the willingness to put in the time to implement what we believe is important. Never rest until the process is where the organization needs it to be.
Although change can be difficult, it becomes the only true conduit for success we have, both here in the Detroit market and across Carnegie country.
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