My work involves helping people and organisations with new thinking around workplace learning. For many this means a big change in the way they do things. I am therefore very interested in helping them make this change more manageable.
I have recently been reading a book called “Switch: How to change things when change is hard” by Chip and Dan Heath. [Available at Amazon.co.uk | Amazon.com] which takes a new look at how change happens and how we can make it manageable.
You can hear Dan Heath (at Fast Company) talk a little about this in the video below, but here’s a brief excerpt:
“Any time change feels daunting, we’ll try to dodge it. It doesn’t matter whether you’re talking about personal change or organizational change or societal change. In situations like this, where the change feels too big, we’ve got to shrink it, so it feels more manageable.”
I’m going to be using the concept of “shrink the change” in my work to help organizations work and learn smarter – that is how to make small, quick and easy changes and get big wins – so more to come on this.