So yes! Finally, you have found your dream job and have become agility change agent. This is only beginning of your journey. There are lots of traps to be aware of. Some of the challenges that I could think of are:

Company structure

You need to be aware of company hierarchy and all politics that could happen as the result of it. Applying your first changes would probably require getting approval from many peers. Good thing is that, when your job will be done, all these “messy things” should disappear. So at the beginning, it is crucial that your role will be…

Positioned correctly

Your role at the company must be communicated to others at the beginning. Double-check that you are going to report to the right person. Ideally, it should be somebody from Senior Management/Sponsor, who will support you in all ideas that could affect organization and employees (especially those from Mid-Management). Remember that it is not about “having power” but possibilities and mitigating people resistance for change. So next step would be to understand…

Culture difference

As change agent working in an international company, you would see probably many opportunities. You would like experimenting your ideas as soon as possible. Prepare yourself and learn about culture difference so you would know how to talk with people and get their “buy in”. More insights are here: http://geert-hofstede.com. Finally, you need to introduce improvements in…

All locations

More offices company has trickier transition process could be. Make sure that changes are visible to all employees rather only to those who work in headquarter. One of the ways to achieve this is to find people in each location who support you. They would act as “local” change agent in the end and their main duty would be making sure people understand introduced ideas and reasoning behind them.