Change Dilemma

I bought a drink at a convenience store the other day for $1.16. Of course I didn’t have the exact change, so I ended up with a bunch of coins in my pocket for the rest of the day. Not sure about you, but I hate spare change in my pocket—not so much that I would say “keep the change,” but enough to let it annoy me. How similar is this to the changes we deal with in the work place? Most of us don’t love the idea of changing the way we do things, but we don’t want to be left behind either. As Sydney J. Harris said: “Our dilemma is that we hate change and love it at the same time; what we really want is for things to remain the same but get better.” At the end of the day, I put my spare change in a jar knowing that I’ll cash it in one day and use it to buy something fun. That knowledge of buying something fun in the future will lessen the annoyance next time of saving and carrying around spare change in my pocket. Maybe knowing that things will get better after an organizational change initiative is implemented will be enough to keep us all plugging along until that day arrives.

By |2017-07-15T12:40:27+00:00April 4th, 2017|Change|0 Comments