my Like Minds keynote on intrapreneurship (5/10)
On the 19th of October 2011, in Exeter in Devon, I delivered a keynote at Like minds. It is entitled “confessions of an intrapreneur”. There are 9 of these anecdotes and tips, which are all used to describe my preferred approach to change management. I have decided to publish the script of my presentation in this blog, starting from lesson number 9 and going backwards to lesson number 1 and then the introduction.
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lesson no. 5: don’t think top-down
- To those who don’t understand change management very well, it would seem a good idea to ask the top man to issue a top-down statement and to assume that this is sufficient for everyone to change their ways. Although this method sometimes works, most of the time it is not efficient and there are better ways of using top executives to implement change,
- The best way for you to use top executive management to implement change, is to first obtain results and field level, highlight these results, and then seek a mandate from the top manager who will use these initial results to reinforce the need for change and send his instructions, reinstating the support that he’s giving you,
- In case you are an intrapreneur and are showing the way even though nobody asked you anything in the first place, then there is no other option.
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