The F-word is Feelings

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Good morning, Worm your honor
The crown will plainly show
The prisoner who now stands before you
Was caught red-handed showing feelings
Showing feelings of an almost human nature
This will not do
Call the schoolmaster

(Pink Floyd, “The Trial”)

At #acmpconnect, Lotty Roberts spoke about the importance of recognizing feelings during change – making a deliberate effort to consider both the positive and negative feelings. She uses her Change Culture Canvas for that.

This could add another to-do on an already long list for organizations undergoing change, but it’s an important one. It ties into my focus on the uncertainty that change brings about (commonly seen as “resistance” – see my earlier posts).

By at least remembering to discuss feelings as part of the preparation for change, we will do ourselves a favour.

For some organizations, it makes sense to do a full mapping and canvas, for others just having the talk will make a positive difference.

If we pretend feelings have no say in change, then we’re the other f-word… 😉

How did you feel about the last change you experienced?

#ReneReflects

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