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.

To read more:

http://hbr.org/2001/10/radical-change-the-quiet-way/ar/1

By | 2016-11-01T22:30:53+05:00 January 25th, 2013|Change Management|Comments Off on Radical Change, the Quiet Way