One of the workshops at the training conference I attended mentioned the difference between change and transition.
They are not the same thing.
Change is the event in which something becomes different; transition is the process in which change takes place.
Some people don’t accept change because the transition is not well-managed.
Leaders will often look back on unsuccessful or traumatic change and make the defence that they were right and it had to happen.
That may be true, but the issues of how that change was introduced and enacted, and how those who were affected by the change were led through the transition process are often ignored or marginalised.
Too often change is justified in our own minds and transition is not given the same amount of consideration.
It can take more thought to cultivate healthy transition than it does to arrive a decision for change.
Change can be obvious, the path by which everyone can get there can be more elusive.
Anyway, that’s something I’m thinking about at the moment.

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