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Blog|Change & Transition
Transition is at the heart of renewal and transformation. Renewal can occur whenever you relinquish something significant and follow life’s invitation towards new energy and a fresh purpose.
We’ve come to realize that climate change is quite simply, the ultimate change event. And while we’ve known about climate change for a long time now, it’s happening faster than we can successfully manage. Turns out, this same phenomenon affects many organizations.
Every leader and organization must have the ability to evolve, adapt, and even predict market shifts. In short, leaders and organizations must be change-able.
The best leaders get people to view change as an opportunity and not a loss. The best leaders help their people get excited about the possibilities. The best leaders know how to create a “changeable culture.”
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You can have the best change management plan and methodology, but if you don’t spend the time on the people side of change you definitely won’t realize the ROI of your change initiative.
Change is a lot easier when your employees are fully on board with what you’re trying to do and are equipped to handle the normal human reactions that whole-scale change is guaranteed to bring about.
As you’ll see in the following video clip, “change” is only half the challenge. Managing the human side of change—transitions—is the key.
Authority can compel action but it does little to inspire belief. It’s not enough to get people to do what you want, they also have to want what you want or any change is bound to be short lived.
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