The journey to achieve acceptance and benefit from change initiatives is often perceived to be difficult and “mysterious” not practical, tangible, or navigable. The path and map through the State of Change is not something large and intrusive, or even highly visible. It is subtle, continuous. The little things make the difference. The devil is truly in the details.
Much of the time, for most people and for many businesses, our “environmental” address is the State of Change. We arrived here quietly and quickly; the move was not heralded with going away parties, new schools for the kids, or moving vans. We appeared at our companies one morning, and recognized that our world, as we knew and understood it, was not going to be exactly the same again. The familiar objectives, duties, processes, information, structures, ways of doing business were not going to be what and how they always were. Even more startling was the realization that we needed to help others make this move: the people who work for us, and the people whom we work for and with.
To weather the dynamic, and sometimes intimidating, climate of this State of Change, our mandate is to manage and lead others, along with their baggage of “the way we were,” into and through the State of Change, to the “promised land”—the land of faster, more efficient, more profitable, greater growth and success. So, where is the map to lead this adventure? Where are the mileposts, the gas stations, the closest Starbucks?
The map, and the method of leading the way through the State of Change, is not something large and intrusive, or even highly visible. It is subtle, continuous. The little things make the difference. The devil is in the details.
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