Change is hard, change is never easy. The only thing constant of course is CHANGE.
Kettering who was an American electrical engineer and manufacturer in
the late 1900's said "The world hates change, yet it is the only thing
that has brought progress".
Goethe, the German poet and dramatist said "Life belongs to the living, and he who lives must be prepared for change".
the insight of the ages, it is helpful to understand the steps involved
in change. First step is problem recognition. Sometimes problems just
arrive and hit us on the head. Other times, a nagging feeling gives us a
sense of things to come.
The second thing to do when
examining change is to identify the causes. What exactly caused this?
Sometimes the cause is simple, other times a complex series of events
created the change. The third step is going through the change. Change,
when possible, is most often most comfortable when we implement it
ourselves. Often case this is not what happens. Change happens then we
change. Finally we need to evaluate the changes we have undertaken.
is a laboratory for self and organizational growth. Although we may
fear it, it is best to embrace it and learn from it. Change is hard,
change takes work but in the end we grow.
This is a best of post from 2007