two years ago, i asked the question “what does it look like to be change-positive? to create with the knowledge of change?”
the question is a constant spark to my curiosity, and the recent leadership shakeup at ford fuels it. i see change-knowledge as equal parts art and science. a proactive perspective on past, present, and potential.
ford ceo mark fields was replaced with “change agent” jim hackett.
while the move is seen by some as uncharacteristic for the methodical company, a usa today article cites bill ford jr. as saying “hackett’s ability to pair a focus on the future with operational improvements was enticing.”
hackett’s change-knowledge positioned him to lead the charge as ford tries to not just survive, but thrive.