Take a moment and ask yourself—how do you deal with change?
For me, change has never come relatively easy. Whether it is a routine, diet, or schedule adjustment, change always comes with its challenges.
Similarly, for a large group of people or a corporation, change takes patience and persistence.
The world we live in is constantly changing—whether we like to acknowledge this or not. This fact forces us to prepare, keep up with moving targets, and adapt, otherwise we are susceptible to falling behind.
Change is important for an organization’s growth—a catalyst for employees to learn new skills and explore new opportunities. It helps improve the organization’s current state and drives a better plan of action for an organization’s future state.
But… “We’re too busy!”
A common trend among many organizations is that they are “too busy” to change.
For some companies, the busyness of day-to-day activities is not what holds them back from change, but a fear of the unknown. This fear can be especially prevalent in today’s business settings where most change is centered around technology.
If a business hesitates to change, this signals to me that it may not have access to the adequate tools and techniques needed to adopt the change.
Oftentimes, an outside perspective can be useful when identifying the impending impacts of a small or large change.