Change. In my line of work we spend a lot of time talking about change. Welcoming change, what to change, resistance to change, fear of change. Change your organization structure. Change your execution. Change your working patterns. It’s exhausting.
There’s that funny thing in the mix: people. We can’t control people. And it seems that people just don’t like change.
But what if they do? What if it’s not about the change, it’s about the speed of change? Or the knowledge of the change? Or understanding the decisions that led to it? Or being included in those decisions?
Those are things we can control.
The deepest desire to change is sparked through attraction, not promotion.
I will start with myself, this welcoming of change, this radical inclusion. I will change my speech and stop using words that label others. I will slow my decisions and ask others about the impacts before I make the decision. I will expand my contact list, my music, my reading, my social media to actively listen to other views. I will change my mind.
And that’s a change I can live with.