On June 8-9, nearly 40 of our clients met with us in Houston for our Fleet Forum, a learning and networking conference for fleet managers. The event’s theme this year focused on change management.
Our keynote speaker, Bruce Wilkinson, spoke on “Give Change a Chance: Where There’s Change, There’s Opportunity.” He made some great points about the fact that you can’t predict change – but you can prepare for it. Keys to success include self-motivated, professional management, as well as team leadership. It’s important to become comfortable being uncomfortable in order to take advantage of change, and create an atmosphere of education, recognition and inclusivity to empower solutions-based input from all involved.
After the speakers and presentations, we had an afternoon of interactive workshops which all included a “change” component.
The first was “Managing Your Fleet Through Change,” which discussed ways to take your fleet successfully through a merger, acquisition, spin-off, new leadership, uptick/downturn in the market or revision to the fleet budget.
Another workshop focused on strategic tips to reduce fleet costs, and the third dealt with some of the changes in our culture that are creating controversies that impact fleet – including legalization of marijuana in some states, driverless cars, right-to-carry laws and more.
All of the participants felt the workshops were so compelling they could have gone on much longer, and we got great feedback on the overall event. Many thanks to all who attended!