This blog is about exploring the world of change management and drawing the insights from best practices in the corporate world to guide the institutionalization of change in educational institutions.
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.
Hacks to making change ‘stick’ in your institution to prepare youth for their futures. Our institutions are currently catering for jobs of the 20th century – but we instead want to help prepare our youth for future jobs. Imagine if we have a square block of ice and we want it instead to be the shape of a triangle.
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?
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.