• Krista Schaber-Chan

Are your people Change Enabled?

In the past few decades, (organizational or people) change management has been a hot topic and become a corporate buzzword. Everyone seems to know they need it, yet despite the buzz, organizations continue to struggle to manage change.

Here are a few facts about change:

  • Change is happening all the time.

  • The impact of a change is different depending on what the change is, when it is happening, how it is being received, and whether it is imposed or solicited.

  • Change occurs at the individual level, one person at a time – it’s these individuals who become the catalyst for an organization to change.

  • The terminology, tactics, tools used, and methods employed, need to adapt.

What do you think of when you hear the word manage or management?

At best, it implies that something will be controlled and put into a nice, structured box or checklist. But at worst, it suggests that it is outside of one’s control or within someone else’s sphere of influence, which can breed fear, mistrust, and apathy.

A definition search on the term manage, reveals the following: