Remain Positive in the Face of Change

Remain Positive in the Face of Change

Remain Positive in the Face of Change

So far, 2022 does not seem much different from 2021.

But hold on! In the life of a career professional, nothing stays the same for long. On many days, “change” seems to be the only constant. So ease up when change hits you!  Everyone is in the same boat.

Here are some strategies for handling the eight varieties of change – personal change,  organizational change, institutional change, technical change, social change, cultural change, global change, and “other” change – that be confronting you:

Personal Change

Recognize that most people only change when levels of fear or pain get too high. Work on one issue at a time. Changing habits requires 21 days. Learn methodically and completely.

Organizational Change

Read your organization's quarterly and annual reports, 10Ks, 10Qs, press releases, shareholder statements, and other information about new developments.

Institutional Change

Observe who is in power of large institutions. If changes are coming, they are likely to reflect the views of the person at the top, be it the president, CEO, directors, or other top officials.

Technical Change

Keep pace with what your customers/clients use, and employ the same to communicate and serve them. Embrace, don't fear new technology. Seek mentors and gurus.           

Social Change

Switch on the television, surf the web, read USA Today, listen to popular talk show hosts, read articles by widely circulated columnists, and stay observant. Social change is visible.

Cultural Change

Don't expend energy here. Cultural change is long run social change, often years or decades in the making. If you simply live through it, you'll have much of the information you need.

Global Change

Travel far and wide to gain a first hand look. If this is not practical, read The Economist, speak to foreigners, and listen to international radio broadcasts (often in English).

Other Change

Surround yourself with alert friends, sharp co-workers, and peers through professional, civic, and social organizations. Networking, listening, and reading will serve you well. 

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Jeff Davidson

Work-Life Balance Expert

Jeff Davidson is "The Work-Life Balance Expert®" and the premier thought leader on work-life balance, integration, and harmony. Jeff speaks to organizations that seek to enhance their overall productivity by improving the effectiveness of their people. He is the author of Breathing Space, Simpler Living, Dial it Down, and Everyday Project Management. Visit www.BreathingSpace.com or call 919-932-1996 for more information on Jeff's keynote speeches and seminars.

   

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