Wednesday, 26 September 2012

Knocking the Stuffing out of Change

‘Change’ is bandied about so much and comes with such baggage is it any wonder people get shivers down their spine at the first hint of it. Yet change is everywhere. So why does it have such negative connotations and why is it so difficult? 

From my perspective change conversations can be categorised into two groups – the practical experience and the theory. The discussions I prefer to have are around the former rather than the latter. As a delivery specialist theory doesn’t quite cut it when you actually have to deliver outcomes on the ground and adapt as situations come up. I’ve nothing against theory so long as it supports getting stuff done. Getting stuff done isn’t always that easy because things do change along the way – that’s reality. In order to keep up and still get stuff done we must adapt.