Change is a good thing. Leading in an era of constant change can be infuriatingly frustrating. Change is a big part of being successful. Not only is change good, but it’s accelerating at an increasingly rapid pace. Change means that you need to keep adapting. It’s both a survival skill and a success skill. Change is difficult for people. For some of us, it is out of pure laziness. For others, we don’t like the lack of control or the uncertainty of worse outcomes, bruised egos, embarrassment or failing. People also seem to hate losing more than they love winning.
In this TED Talk, organizational change expert Jim Hemerling thinks adapting your business in today’s constantly evolving world can be invigorating instead of exhausting. He outlines five imperatives, centered around putting people first, for turning company reorganization into an empowering, energizing task for all.
Check out this lighting TED Talk on change:
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