It’s been a tough week for many of my colleagues – people feeling frustrated that they want to make changes in their organizations. We’re often faced with an uncomfortable dilemma.
- if we speak out too loudly, resentment builds toward us;
- -if we play by the rules and remain silent, resentment builds inside us.
How do we walk down the middle? I came across a Harvard Business Review article by Debra Meyerson called “Radical Change, The Quiet Way,” which offered sage advice:
- aim for rapid change but be PATIENT
- start conversations, don’t just push your point AGAIN
- stay firm in your commitments, but FLEXIBLE in how you fulfill them
- do what YOU think is right – but pull people together
- battling powerful foes means you need powerful FRIENDS.
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