You hear time and time again - work has been radically altered with distruptive technologies, global competition, and new consumer demands. As routine tasks are increasingly automated, education and training that prepare youth for jobs must adapt.
How often have you tried to change something in your life (perhaps getting more exercise or eating healthier) and failed? Sometimes we try different ways to change, but get similar results. How is it possible that different approaches to change can produce comparable outcomes? What are the different variables that make change happen, and become sustainable? These questions lead many people view change as something of a mystery.
What are common reasons why things just won’t change? When people or organizations commit to change – the results are more likely to be failure than success. Let me say that again, efforts to change fail far more than they succeed.
One of the popular business books published in the last few years is called “Made to stick: Why Some Ideas Survive and Others Die”. The book explores why an idea or concept becomes something we find interesting and can remember when many other ideas are soon lost from our memory. The principles of making an idea stick can also apply to making change stick.