Winning Change

Everybody these days talks about “change” everything is changing, people are changing, business methods are changing, the economy is changing.

Here’s a winning philosophy to combat the effects of change:

Keep it in mind when you decide to change things at work.

It was first published in “Dun’s Review” way back in 1957 … but it is still as relevant as ever … alas, change never changes!

Change is more acceptable when it is understood than when it is not.

•           Change is more acceptable when it does not threaten security than when it does.

•           Change is more acceptable when those affected have helped to create it than when it has been externally imposed.

•           Change is more acceptable when it results from an application of previously established impersonal principles than when it is dictated by personal order

•           Change is more acceptable when it follows a series of successful changes than when it follows a series of failures.

•           Change is more acceptable when it is inaugurated after prior change has been assimilated than when it is inaugurated during the confusion of other major change.

•           Change is more acceptable if it had been planned than if it is experimental.

•           Change is more acceptable to people new on a job than to people old on the job.

•           Change is more acceptable to people who share in the benefits of change than to those who do not.

•           Change is more acceptable if the organisation has been trained to plan for improvement than it is if the organisation is accustomed to static procedures.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s