It’s a myth that successful change is imposed from the top down. It’s a myth that employees in non-leadership roles don’t know enough about the organization to propose worthwhile changes. It’s a myth that leadership bears full responsibility for failed change efforts.
According to Harvard ManageMentor, common misconceptions such as these can plague a change effort before it even begins. It’s true that leadership must be open to change, and in most cases spearhead change efforts, but it’s equally important to recognize that people at all levels can be change agents. Just the act of listening to perspectives across levels of seniority is among the most important processes of change management.Continue Reading