How Do We Make Change Stick?
I would be hard pressed to list more than a handful of organizations that have endured longer than 400 years and I guess that you would have a similar problem. Why is it that some ideas succeed for a short time and then don’t last? Sometimes, it seems that even better ideas don’t take root! I think that the secret to success is in the people making it happen.
After many years of observing people in the business and civic arenas, I noticed a pattern that gave me insight into why people acted the way they did in situations of organizational or process change. I found that it applied at work, at home, and in volunteer organizations. It even applies across international borders. I am not a psychologist, nor have I done any academic research in this area. However, I believe that knowing what change management personality ‘type’ you are can make a big difference in how you see yourself…and knowing what type others are can help you (and whatever it is you are involved in) be more successful.
That’s why I’ve written the book Visionaries, Builders, and Maintainers. I want to help you bring successful change to your organization by helping you identify these critical resources. In my next blog post, I’ll introduce you to these important people.