In our last blog post we discussed how to bring about change in your workplace. We’ve compiled a few extra quotes with suggestions to inspire and prepare you even more in this area of management.

What do you think?

“People don’t like change, we’re told – but don’t believe it. People neither like nor dislike change. They are concerned, however, about the possible results of that change. They will like the change if you create basic, concrete, gut-level benefits for them in it. That means doing such things as getting out accurate information about the changes, and when they begin, making a ceremony out of each milestone, all the time making certain your staff will benefit, and understand the benefits.”
~ US management consultant, Karl Albrecht

Something to Muse Over:

Machiavelli who warned us about trying to change things:

“There is nothing more difficult to carry out, nor more doubtful of success, nor more dangerous to manage, than to initiate a new order of things. For the initiator has the enmity of all who would profit by the preservation of the old system, and merely lukewarm defenders in those who would gain by the new one.”

“One of the biggest traps is the failure of organisational leaders to resist the temptation to rush through the planning process to get to the ‘action stage’… A great portion of change effort fails because of a lack of understanding of what the process of change involves. Of course, when the manager lacks an appreciation of the complexity of the process, it is predictable that the emphasis will be on ‘action’ or results.”
~ R.Beckhard and R.Harris in Organisational Transitions: Managing Complex Change.


“Change takes place no matter what deters it… There must be measured laborious preparation for change to avoid chaos.”
~ Plato

Change is Inevitable

“Modern organisations are never static for long. Neither the local primary school, the country-wide chain of retail stores nor the multi-national corporation can shelter from the winds of change that are constantly blowing, soft or strong. Sometimes you will be introducing changes yourself; at other times you will have them thrust upon you by your bosses. Whether it’s just that new equipment is needed in the typing pool or that Head Office has introduced a new accounting procedure, you will need to plan for and cope with the effects and repercussions.”
~ Derek Rowntree, The Manger’s Book of Checklists, Gower, Aldershot, 1989, p. 217.


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