Disruption Gives You Momentum for Change
During this time of disruption due to the pandemic, you’ve probably heard friends and family talk about getting things back to “normal”. I know I have. But what is normal? Maybe instead of yearning to “go back to normal” we embrace this disruptive period and turn it into something positive. When you look back at 2020, will you remember specific positive changes that you have made in your life, your work and/or your relationships? What have you achieved? How have you used your time? Have you learned a new skill, adopted a new, positive habit or made a change at work? Don’t waste this disruption to reevaluate where you are and where you want to go, personally and professionally.
“If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change your attitude.”
Worth the Share
Many of us don’t like or accept change easily. For leaders, disruptions like Covid provide a great opportunity because it is during times of disruption that people are more open to change. This article from Gallup offers a decision matrix for times of disruption based on urgency and importance that provides clarity on deciding what specific areas merit focus. Their seven-principles for change management are on target but the seventh is my favorite: 7. Always plan for change to be “the only constant”. Check it out.
You’ve probably seen this in the news. Since April, 2020, 5,000 retail stores have closed and only 680 have opened. How we shop is changing. Companies are rethinking their office space needs and even questioning the need of having a headquarters location. Where we work is also changing. Yet, in all of this change, the need for human connection is more important than ever. Stay connected – on the phone, via VC, or across the fence. Good luck navigating the constant change. Stay safe, Mary Jo