I'm excited to begin collaborating with an Articulate Storyline instructional designer who will take my creative vision and the practical aspects of leading and implementing advanced technologies and translate these into an interactive online course.
I'm reluctant to say that this course prepares you for the future, mainly because that would give you a false sense of security about how much time you have to begin the change process.
That's because the future is upon us.
We're not talking 20 years from now, but more like 3-5 years when we can expect some real business traction. Of course, this depends on how the economy goes in 2019. We could see automation and smart robotics deployment gather speed or slow way down, even by early AI adopters. A key driver? Labor force vs. automation costs. Take a look at the disruption occurring in the restaurant industry where robots have replaced minimum wage workers and startups include automation as part of their business models.
It is imperative that leaders and professionals include automation and smart robotics in their business strategies and career plans. You want to be well-positioned to take advantage of opportunities that could pop up "out of the blue". Preparation is key.
I often get questions from people who want to know the role that change leaders play as part of a project team or when they're involved in the launch of a new product. Although these are certainly key areas supported by change managers, their role can, and is often, more than that.
As an organizational change leader I pride myself on being equal parts optimist, pragmatist and futurist, leveraging the elements associated with these areas into whatever I'm tackling, whether it's facilitating a strategy planning session or bridging executives' visions with the practicality of bringing their visions to fruition.
In other words, change managers wear many hats! We focus on the obvious aspects of what is in play today, but we also look for the undercurrents of future change.
This infographic helps you map out what change leaders can do for you.
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