Tips For Managing Change: A Conversation With Chris Musselwhite
Source: Center for Creative Leadership
How people deal with change - both creating it and responding to it - is a function of identifiable individual preferences. It's helpful to think of the preferences on a continuum of conservers to originators, with the pragmatists holding the large middle ground. Conservers are people who view change primarily as a danger. In times of change they appear deliberate, disciplined and focused. They are good at defining and clarifying current reality and prefer a well-defined structure. To create improvements, conservers prefer to make gradual changes and work within existing systems. On the opposite end, the originators like to challenge current structures and systems.