CRUCIAL STEPS TO ORGANIZING AN EFFECTIVE GUIDING COMMITTEE FOR TRANSFORMATIVE CHANGE IN AN ORGANIZATION.
1. Bring in key players, especially influential managers who are capable of building a strong transformative momentum that cannot be easily blocked.
2. Ensure that representation cuts across all the sections of the company, all disciplines, and professions. All committee professionals must have adequate experience that would assist the entire committee to make informed, intelligent decisions.
3. Nudge-in people with sound reputations and credibility, to enhance the influence of the committee.
4. To drive the change effort, leaders operating at various levels of the organization must be included.
5. To a Guiding Committee for Transformative Change, the inputs of leaders and managers are crucial to their success. Driving change is the leader’s work, while the manager keeps the whole process under control. A balanced mix is important. A Guiding Committee made up of good managers but poor leaders will not be effective. A managerial mindset boasts of plans not vision, control not empowerment, ineffectiveness rather than effectiveness in communicating the need for change and its direction.
6. To void people with implacable egos, those who have a tendency for spreading mistrust, and reluctant players immune to the current urgency, problems, and opportunities, is wise
7. Trust is essential for creating teamwork.
8. Retreats, off-site meetings, involving recreational, social, and intellectual activities help the committee members to enlarge their trust, bond together and build a cohesive team.
9.To keep the transformative momentum from slacking, rumours capable of eroding the goodwill of committee members amongst themselves and within the organization must be confronted with alacrity.
10. The drive to achieve a common goal hinging on a commitment to excellence and a genuine desire to lift the performance of their organization to the highest level possible strengthens teamwork and paves way for success. Trust intermixed with a common goal shared by members with dynamic qualities creates powerful teams. Powerful teams create needed vision, communicate the vision adequately, motivate and empower people to take action, demonstrate credibility, ensure short-term wins, lead and manage varied transformation projects, and adapt new approaches into the company’s culture.