Continuing our journey into coping with change, here’s a great video from Jim Hemerling, Managing Director of the San Francisco office of The Boston Consulting Group.

He explains how self transformation is positive, energising, and exciting. However, when organisational transformation is mentioned, you immediately think of redundancies.

As we have seen change is hard, especially when not of your making, but imposed on you. Often business leaders will leave it too late to make changes, and dive straight into emergency mode. And we all know how emergencies can be draining.

So what can we do to make organisational change better? Jim comes up with 5 strategic imperatives that put people first and at the heart of any organisational change.

I hope you enjoy. Please let me know what you think by leaving a comment after watching.

When nothing in life is certain, other than death, and change is thrown upon us at times from all angles, why is it that we are so afraid of change? I know that in some parts of my life I have had many massive changes, some of my own making and some thrown at me by others.

Whilst I used to be like so many others and fear change, I now know that if it is something I have no control over, that the only way to tackle change is to embrace it and move forward with life.

Many people are afraid of change for a large number and variety of reasons. The first is that the brain perceives patterns in everyday life and becomes comfortable with them. If those patterns then change, it can be extremely disruptive to a person’s entire way of thinking, leading to stress and anxiety.Continue reading