The value of change – this webinar was originally planned as a talk at the Manchester Tech Festival in October 2023 but Covid struck so here we are with an online version.
If you missed the live session you can view the recording below!
The Value of Change – Overview
Change is the cornerstone of businesses, of teams, and of individuals. But with information being potentially infinite, how do we efficiently optimise that gathering process, and focus on the most important information we need to Enable Change?
We look at one key variable within the information – VALUE!
How often do you look at the “Value” of your work? Do you evaluate the Value of what you are doing, before, during, and (importantly!) after you do it? Do you understand your Value to your business, your department, your team, your career and even to your daily life?
By sharing my own experiences and anecdotes from a 20 year career in engineering, testing, quality and leadership, I will paint high-level pictures of some of the responsibilities I had, for you to map to your own experiences and spot the (often hidden!) opportunities to generate Value to effect change. Come and listen to the strategies that I have used as an employee that helped me understand the context and scope of my work and team, which then helped me to start understanding how I could generate Value in that role, and how I used that to drive my career growth and enable my own career changes.
Key takeaways on the value of change
- Understand different roles and responsibilities, and have ideas on generating Value to enable change in them.
- Use the concept of Value to better structure your role and responsibilities on the impact you can make, and change you can enable.
- Track the Value of your daily work (I’ve helped 3 people to get promoted using these ideas)
- Talk confidently about Value and impact using your own examples
View the recording here
About the speaker
David Williams is a Management Consultant at Spike and currently leading the quality charge on a Salesforce transformation programme for a major UK luxury goods retailer.
My biggest focus in life is to be the best husband and father I can be for my wife and two amazing kids, aged 8 and 6. As an an award-winning international conference speaker I love to travel far and wide to share my experiences. I’m a STEM Ambassador and also a Mental Health First Aid practitioner, also because I like to help people.
During my 20 years in the field of engineering, quality and testing I’ve been an individual contributor at various levels up to Lead, and I have many years under my belt as a manager, head of testing and also as a cross-functional engineering manager. Most recently I have taken a role as a Managing Consultant, helping to transform retail businesses.
Spike bring everything you need to confidently launch end-to-end retail technologies and make sure you stay ahead of the game. For more on how we help organisations successfully implement critical technology change visit our services page.