Change is the new normal, and managing uncertainty is a reality for most of us. And yet, we really, really like control, and find it incredibly hard to give it up. IF we are going to succeed in managing uncertainty, that change starts with us.
How does change get implemented? What methodology is most appropriate? Or are we thinking about this all wrong? Insights into making change work by understanding the whole situation.
We often lack authority to make change. That doesn’t mean we are powerless, however. We also have influence. We have choices that we can make to move change forward, as long as we are prepared to step out and lead.
One of the few changes that is most devastating is the loss of a job, particularly one we value. It happens, and it is horrific every time. Understanding how to tame the chaos it creates mentally and emotionally allows it to be managed.
We don’t resist change so much as we resist being changed. When we don’t have control or influence on the changes we are asked to make, we resist. Understand what forms resistance, and how to address it.
We know communication is important in change. The challenge is what we should be communicating, and how we should be communicating, and how often.