Organizational Change - Running against the wind or Riding the wind...
To be in the middle of a reorganization or restructuring isn’t funny at all and adjusting to new circumstances is a drain on our psychological energy.
Some of us suffer emotional fatigue, others go even further and hit burnout.
Do you find yourself guilty of myths carried around during times of major change and organizational turbulence…?
“Top management seems to be losing control. I think they could wreck this place”,
“The organization is keeping us in the dark on purpose”,
“The only thing worse than bad news is all this uncertainty”,
“It isn’t fair. You think of all the years people have worked hard for this outfit, and this is the thanks they get”
“Well, all these changes weren’t my idea. It’s not my responsibility to make them work”
“Top management cooked up this plan. Now we’ll see if they can pull it off”
“If they would just ask us, we could tell them what’s needed”
Are you declaring yourself guilty too?
Here is what the reality says:
Change is here to stay. So, choose your battle carefully as you will be faced constantly with a choice of running against the wind or riding with the wind.