“The fishermen know that the sea is dangerous and the storm terrible, but they have never found these dangers sufficient reason for remaining ashore.” Vincent van Gogh (1853-1890), Dutch painter
It is that time of year. Tax time. Taxes…an undisputed fact of life, joined only by death. I would like to add another ‘fact of life’ to the list of the facts of life:
Number 3: There will always be barriers to successful change.
However, this does not mean you should stop trying to bring about a needed change. Instead, try learning to identify and understand what those barriers may be; then, prepare yourself with strategies and tactics to deal with those barriers.
One common barrier is see frequently in trying to help an organization bring about change is building employee engagement in the change across the organization. How do you get people to embrace the change?
Don’t ‘remain ashore’ and not give change a try. More than once, I’ve seen my staunchest ‘No Change Here’ colleagues become my strongest, most engaged supporters of a change. Just remember to have some fun and keep your wits about you!