I just read an article by Jim Clemmer in the Costco Connection that caused me to reflect upon my post ‘Change Management’. In it Jim says, “’Change management’ is an oxymoron. You can’t manage change.” He is dead on! In the workplace or in life in general, change is usually thrust upon us and we have no control over the change itself.
Jim goes on to say, ”There are two kinds of people: those who are changing and those who are setting themselves up to be the victims of change.” While you cannot manage change, you can certainly learn to understand what is happening in your reaction to the change and how to alter your attitude towards it.
Jim has long been a favourite author and speaker of mine in the Human Resources field and I invite you to read the rest of his article at www.costcoconnection.ca and follow him on his web at www.JimClemmer.com
One way for individuals and groups to better understand and deal with what is happening within themselves when faced with change is to take the Myers-Briggs Type Inventory assessment and have it debriefed by a professional to ensure the type is a fit. Susan and I would be pleased to meet with you to discuss our services, should change be around the corner for you!