Change is the most mysterious notion to me. What it means to change is to make something different from what it once was. For some people, change is frightening, and many others find it debilitating. Turn on your television during prime time and then, channel surf. The idea of change is a headliner. Shows such as Intervention, Hoarders, Married at First Site, any network news program, anything on the History Channel, movies, and even sitcoms all center around change of one type or another.
verb (used with object), changed, chang·ing.
to make the form, nature, content, future course, etc., of (something) different from what it is or from what it would be if left alone: to change one’s name; to change one’s opinion; to change the course of history; to transform or convert (usually followed by into): The witch changed the prince into a toad.
How does the notion of change come into our work environment? At first thought, change means getting a new job, asking for a raise or working toward a promotion. Change can also mean that your best friend at work leaves your company, there is downsizing or even a business closing.
Change usually means that something bad is going to happen.
I want us to transform how we think about “change”. Change is a good thing. Even if change isn’t good, we usually can’t stop it anyway. Rarely do we have control over change. There are numerous reasons why change matters and why we benefit from embracing and even encouraging change.
- It’s the only way we do better
- Change is natural
- It means we are learning
- Change = Growth
- We make more money and meet our goals when we change
- We deserve change
- It’s a blessing
With Franke Wilson Consulting, I’ve been witnessed to changes I never thought possible. We’ve been a part of law changes, public health, financial & funding, learning & educational, social & emotional changes. I started this consulting firm because I am greedy. I want to be a part of change. I want to contribute to change. I want to be around people who make positive changes. I want to brag about how I was a part of change.
“There is nothing permanent except change.” ~ Heraclitus