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
(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?