Who says change needs to be hard? Organizational change expert Jim Hemerling thinks adapting your business in today’s constantly-evolving world can be invigorating instead of exhausting. He outlines five imperatives, centered around putting people first, for turning company reorganization into an empowering, energizing task for all.
BCG’s Jim Hemerling practices smart ways to deal with, and even grow from, the unavoidable and accelerating transformations taking place at work.
Why you should listen
Jim Hemerling is a Senior Partner and Managing Director in The Boston Consulting Group’s People & Organization and Transformation Practices. He is a BCG Fellow with a focus on high-performance organization transformation. He also leads BCG’s global Behavior & Culture topic.
Hemerling has published extensively on transformation, organization effectiveness and culture. He is co-editor of Transformation: Delivering and Sustaining Breakthrough Performance, a synthesis of BCG’s latest thinking on transformation to be published in November 2016.
His previous book, Globality: Competing with Everyone from Everywhere for Everything, coauthored with Arindam Bhattacharya and Harold L. Sirkin, was chosen by The Economist for their Best Books of the Year in 2008. He has coauthored columns for Bloomberg and Businessweek and has been featured in Fortune, Manager magazine and on CNBC.
Hemerling holds a BASc and M. Eng degrees and an MBA with distinction. He is a member of the board of governors of Opportunity International.