Aparna Ramesh is vice president of the Financial Support Office at the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston and a member of the MIT EMBA class of 2015.
How do you make change happen if you don’t have enterprise-wide authority? If you’re not the CEO or at a similar level, how do you lead change?
This is a challenging problem for many executives. It’s even more challenging when you’re in an analytical environment where the focus is on data. In that world, things tend to be very black and white and we assume the data speaks for itself. We can be very disappointed when our brilliant (at least it’s brilliant to us) analysis isn’t adopted.
While applying an analytical lens to a proposed initiative is helpful, research in Organizational Behavior tell us...