You’ve got a great idea. You’ve built it and grown it. But have you got the understanding of what’s required to make a game changing impact?
You’re ambitious, you’ve got several years experience working in procurement, you’ve got some great ideas, and you want to make your mark by changing the game in your team or organisation.
But, transformational change is not easy. And your past performance, or new idea, does not necessarily mean you’ll be successful in leading a project and changing the game.
But you don’t need to lead the project to be able to change the game. Everybody, regardless of their role or level, can make a game-changing contribution.
Here some tips to help you develop a game-changing approach. They will ensure you start to build game-changing teams and ensure you are making a positive impact in your role.
1. Understand how you make an impact
In order to make a lasting impact in your organisation you need to understand how you contribute. People tend to make their contribution in three key ways:
- Through ideas
- Through tasks
- Through people
2. What is the value?
It is also important to consider what your employer values as well as any other key stakeholders:
- How will your idea support your employer?
- What tasks are you working on that will support your employer in achieving objectives?
- How can you get the best from people to achieve objectives?
3. Focus on strengths
Get familiar with your strengths. We all have something to offer, but that offering is different to everyone else, as we are all individuals.
Are you in a role that fits your strengths and allows you to do what you do well? This is really important because working in a role that plays to your strengths will help you make a meaningful contribution.
4. Make your strategic impact
Successful transformational change does not just hinge on the idea generator. Everyone who is in a position to help contribute to the end game has an important role to play in changing the game. This may include everyone from the Receptionist to the Finance Director.
Where do you fit in? How is this aligned to the organisation’s strategy? How will you personally contribute to the vision, mission and objectives?
5. Build strong relationships
Life is about relationships, and the workplace is no different. By taking the time to get to know other people, build alliances, understand what they can contribute and how they make an impact, you will be far more likely to be able to bring in the right people when required to transform the future. Others can make or break a game-changing idea.
Now is the time to shift from focusing on what you have done in the past and start looking at how you can work with others to make your game-changing contribution.
Remember, not everyone is a Game Changer but everyone can make a game-changing contribution.
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