Tom Devane

Tom Devane helps clients achieve rapid, dramatic, and sustainable improvements resulting from increased employee engagement and contemporary leadership practices. Prior to joining Energage as VP of Consulting Tom founded and operated his own consulting company for 25 years. Before that he held leadership positions in Big Six Consulting and at an alternative energy firm that was purchased by ConocoPhillips. His evolution from a technical practitioner to global thought leader and practitioner in culture shaping has been a gradual process that has enabled him to combine “hard” and “soft” aspects of performance as he helped numerous organizations in their transformation efforts. For example, in Microsoft’s early exponential growth years he worked with four divisions of Microsoft Corporation on strategy development and deployment, culture shaping, and process improvement. He also had the extraordinary privilege of being selected by the government of South Africa to assist in the dismantling of apartheid. In his latest large-scale transformation, Tom helped the biopharmaceuticals division of a global pharma company reshape their culture from a research and development mindset to a commercial operations mindset as they successfully transformed from an organization that had zero revenues to one with over $1 billion annual sales within 18 months. Beyond those experiences, Tom has worked in a variety of industries including healthcare, life sciences, financial services, and high-tech manufacturing. Tom is the co-author and co-editor of The Change Handbook (Berrett-Koehler, 1999, 2007) and is the author of Integrating Lean Six Sigma and High-Performance Organizations (Wiley & Sons, 2003). Tom has spoken for the American Management Association, LINKAGE, and The Organization Development Network.

Your Checklist for Organizational Change Sustainability

by | July 5, 2019 | Organizational Change

Organizational change sustainability can be in your grasp. But to achieve success, you’ll need to exert strong change leadership, apply proven principles, and set up the right conditions. Let’s get started.

The Employee Experience Checkup

by | June 18, 2019

It’s common for organizations to take stock of their employees at the start of the New Year. But things get busy, and before you know it, attention to the employee experience gets lost in the shuffle.
At Energage, we recommend conducting a mid-year Employee Experience Checkup.

What Really Drives Employee Engagement

We’ve seen it before. Top leaders who are shocked when talented employees jump ship. If “show me the money” isn’t where it’s at, then what really drives employee engagement?

Disengaged Employees are the Silent Killer

Disengaged employees cost your organization countless dollars in lost productivity, quality, and poor customer service. They’re not always easy to spot, so here’s the best way to find them.

What Works (and What Doesn’t) When it Comes to Organizational Change

10 High-Leverage Principles for Sustainable Organizational Change With today’s scarcity of time, leverage is the name of the game. That is, yielding a substantial benefit from a moderate amount of effort. In my organizational change journey across a wide variety of industries, communities spanning five continents, and three decades of experience, I’ve come to know […]