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Change and Resistance to change
by the time you know where you ought to go, it’s too late to go there, or,more dramatically, if you keep on going the way you are, you will miss the road to the future
”Charles Handy in “The empty rain coat”Change is one of the most popular and widely used terms in corporate circles. It getslot of lip service. Commonly held notions of ‘Change’ are hardly challenged. Such isthe reverence for this word that any one who challenges it in public will be rebuked.God is revered and so is change. Mere mortals have failed to come to terms withboth.Resistance to change is the devil here. It reduces the efficiency of many a changeprogram and halts quiet few of them. Resistance is easy to address when it shows upin full glare and very difficult to handle when it is in dark. Change is inevitable andevery organization that aspires to grow continuously should adapt to changingenvironment and customer needs.
Change or be left behind - The ‘Why’ of change
Every business organisation has a mission, which outlines the purpose of itsexistence. To continuously deliver on the mission an organisation has to adapt andrespond to changes in the environment. It is akin to a mountaineer cutting down hisbaggage as climbing gets tougher. Any refusal to do so will weigh him down, reducehis pace and eventually make him sign off before reaching the summit. So the choiceis between reaching the summit in a leaner mode and getting bogged down with allunnecessary carriages. Those organisations wanting to perform and stay ahead of thepack must respond positively to changing needs and dictates of the market place. Thechoice is ‘change’ or ‘be left behind’.The above paragraph is not to suggest that any one who doesn’t change will perish.Let us put it this way. If something works then there is no need to change that. If itdoesn’t then it has to be changed. There is no need to panic or follow the herd as longas things are in line and working perfectly. Kinder garden teachers haven’t changedtheir approach to teaching alphabets as it works perfectly well to start with ‘A forApple’. Only when apples become extinct, they should look at some other ‘A’ letterword. So