Common Thinking Errors Dealing with Change Series: Week 3


Last week we looked at the stress created in “change” and who’s responsibility it is to manage it.  We cautioned against getting derailed in the faulty belief that it is management’s responsibility to manage our stress. It is ours and it is up to us to manage it!

This week we are going to look at #2 on our list… the not so wonderful, little strategy of “Digging Our Heels In”. Being stubborn.

Will that ever actually work? How can we be effective in a changing organization without changing? Where will that get us?! Nowhere good…. It gets us to being ineffective and that is the biggest threat to anyone’s position.

The most important thing to know is this…. it’s something we can control. Why would you relinquish that?  I mean, come on… ride the horse in the direction it’s going. Go with the flow and with the direction of change.

What we really have to consider is that the emotional energy it takes to “dig our heels in” far surpasses the energy it requires to just embrace the change.

Fair warning next week- we are going to discuss the infamous Pity Party.

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