The skills required to make someone a change agent are best summarised in the Digital Change Agent’s Manifesto, published by author and digital analyst Brian Solis. According to Solis, a change agent “can rise from anywhere in the organization….anyone who builds digital programs, infrastructure and capabilities as a part of their work or because they are passionate about digital can become a digital change agent.”
The manifesto also outlines four critical roles that change agents tend to assume some or all of within their organisations:
Data gatherer and storyteller
All of these are functions that, in Solis’ words, “actively foster agility, instill confidence, and promote communication and collaboration”.