The Reality of Change

Robin Noah

Change is constantly in the air and at our sides. Like a ghostly apparition that most of us do not welcome. Not only is change happening faster than ever before, but just about every move that is made requires people to do something differently. Most people tend to resist change. However, when change happens for the right reasons and is introduced in the right way the desired results from the change will work to the organizations advantage.

When people take advantage of the change and begin doing the new; there is an opportunity for the entire organization to benefit. New ideas and new ways of doing things begin reaping new results. Without careful managing of the period of change, the change will always cost more than it gained.

Change follows the same, predictable pattern for organizations, teams, and individuals. When you learn how change works, you can get ahead of the curve and get better results.

Organizations don’t change, people do. Failures happen because people either oppose the change or are confused as to what they need to do to make it happen.

Change needs to reach a plateau where people can make adjustments to accommodate the changes. Consider the degree of difficulty of the change and how much disruption it will cause before the change is introduced. When change is introduced with a clear vision of how the organization will benefit and how each individual will benefit the entire organization benefits.

Author:  Robin Noah, Executive Coaches of Orange County, www.ECofOC.org