The key findings from each of the toolkit exercises indicate that I am a capable and effective change agent. Through the assessments, I have gained a better understanding of my abilities in recognizing and interpreting signs of change, analyzing situations, developing strategies, and communicating effectively to build relationships and gain support for change initiatives. I have also learned that I am skilled in managing resistance, identifying potential sources of resistance, and motivating stakeholders to be agents of change. Additionally, I have the ability to provide feedback and guidance to others during the change process and ensure successful implementation of initiatives.
The top 3-5 meaningful and useful things I found from the exercises include:
1. The importance of open communication and collaboration in facilitating change.
2. The significance of addressing potential sources of resistance to change
3. The value of recognizing and rewarding stakeholders who take initiative and embrace change.
4. The need for ongoing training and support to ensure individuals are equipped to take on new roles and responsibilities.
5. The importance of creating a sense of ownership and engagement among stakeholders to ensure successful implementation of change initiatives.
To develop my skills and abilities as a change agent in the future I can seek out opportunities for ongoing professional development, such as attending conferences, workshops, or training programs. I can also expand my network of contacts by attending company networking events, joining one or a couple of Progressive’s Employee Resource groups, or participating in DEI events or other programs within my company that require me to be on camera in a remote position and connect with my coworkers while collaborating. I can also plan to develop creativity and innovation skills by seeking out new and innovative solutions to organizational challenges, experimenting with new ideas and approaches, and encouraging others to do the same.
In addition, I plan to seek out opportunities to lead change initiatives. One of the best ways to develop skills as a change agent is to lead change initiatives. I will continue to look for opportunities to take on leadership roles within Progressive Insurance or propose new projects or initiatives that I can lead myself with in my smaller team in the National Salvage Unit.
I also plan to take courses or read books on change management. There are several courses and books available on the topic of change management that could help me develop skills in these areas. This is already part of my career development plan as I am taking courses at Franklin University to better my understanding of successful management and leadership.
Through self-assessment, reflection on past experiences, and actionable plans for development, I have gained a better understanding of my current skills as a change agent and how I can use them more effectively. I also have a plan in place for how I can continue to develop these skills and further my abilities in becoming an effective change agent.
Please use the information above to help format a paper in the format below:
4-2 Assess Yourself as Change Agent
Through completing the toolkit exercises assigned, a lot was revealed regarding myself and my abilities as a change agent. This paper begins by assessing the key findings from exercises 8-2, 8-3, and 8-4. Next, the paper assesses the top things I found most meaningful and useful from the exercises. Finally, the paper evaluates the three things I will do to develop my skills and abilities as a change agent.
Each of the three toolkit exercises revealed different aspects about me as a change agent.
Go over the exercises and add them as an appendix to the paper.
Top Things Found Most Meaningful/ Useful
One thing that I found very meaningful and useful was …
My Skills and Abilities as a Change Agent: Three Things to Develop
One skill I need to develop as a change agent is …
Another skill I need to develop is …
A third skill I need to develop in the future is …
Through completing the toolkit exercises 8-2, 8-3, and 8-4 I discovered ..