The role of sponsorship in a virtual setting might feel daunting for many leaders. Can you be an influential sponsor when you’re not face-to-face? Is it possible to advocate, coach others, and effectively recognize and manage resistance in a virtual world? While translating effective change sponsorship behaviors from in-person interaction to virtual interaction might feel difficult, it’s still critically important. Without effective sponsorship change efforts will not materialize. Organizations need to continue to evolve and change whether they are adopting new technologies, processes, or evolving their growth strategy effective change management, sponsorship, and stakeholder engagement are necessary.
Change Management expert, Julyan Lee sits down with Chris Davis, Senior Director of Business Consulting, to discuss the critical role sponsors and stakeholders play in successful organizational changes, what practical actions they take, and how they handle resistance in our new normal.