ChangeYou cannot step into the same river twice.The art of progress is to preserve order amid change and to preserve change amid order.To exist is to change, to change is to mature, to mature is to go on creating oneself endlesslyChange is moving away from status quoTo replace with another.
CHANGEThe process of becoming different.To make or become different, give or begin to have a different form. Example: JapanDissatisfaction with the old and belief in the new.
NeedOrganizations which either fail to understand need for change or are inept in their ability to deal with the change will fade and fall behind, if they survive at all- Kanter.
Some notable changesGlobalization of marketsTechnological changesChanging customer preferencesOrganizational restructuringChanging workforce
ImplicationsChanges can be visualized at three levels:’IndividualGroup levelOrganizational level
How people experience change 1Shock 2Refusal 3Rational understanding 4Emotional acceptance 5Exercising 6Realization 7integration 7Perceived 2Competence 6 3 5 1 4 Time
What is personal change Personal change refers to changes in our behavioral patterns, attitudes, skill and knowledge. Personal change can occur at intellectual and emotional level. Examples of personal change: in marital status, health, status, career, Personal habits, relationships, relocation, skill and knowledge etc.
Pace of personal change dependson five factorsSafety-feeling secure before trying something newSpecificity -need to start small and be specificAge- one may be less able to adapt as one gets olderTime- allows one to break old habitsAttitude- one’s belief that he/she can’t change.
Process of personal changeThinking and self reflection are the prerequisites of personal changePersonal change happens in stagesWe can not achieve all our personal change goals at onceGrowth, behavioral change, skill development follow a cyclical patternPersonal change is difficult because it takes time and effort.
Process of personal change Changing Change thinking and behavior Change habits and tendencies Relearning Unlearning Continuous Reinforce changes Create felt need for change feedback Evaluate changesManage resistance to change Modify changes Allow the time necessary Institutionalize change Encourage continuous improvement
Step I-Unlearning-The motivation toactionBefore we can change there has to be motivation to do so.We experience personal inertiaMotivation to change can overcome inertiaPersonal change calls for time and effort and hence it needs great energyWe have to feel the need to change to generate momentum to change
Step I-Unlearning-The motivation toactionThe process for personal change begins when we are dissatisfied with what is going on in our lives.It starts when we think that what we are doing, thinking or feeling is not right.The felt need for change and motivation to change can overcome the resistance to changePersonal change starts with unlearning as what we have learnt in the past is no longer working for us
Step II-The process of transformation Concrete experienceTesting implications Observations andOf concepts in new reflections situations Formation of abstract Concepts and generalizations
Step II-The process of transformationUnderstand and learn new concepts, behaviors or ideasThis is possible through self reflectionPractice new behaviorsSee the effects and consequencesReinforce
Step III-RelearningContinue to practice the new habits and skills and overcome resistance completelyContinue till the change is internalizedMaintain personal journals or personal diaries which helps in understanding what we thought, did and what we wanted to do.Record critical incidents of success and failures to evaluate our changes
Step IV-Institutionalize changeMake personal development a habitStrive for continuous improvementPersonal change and development is TQM for an individual as Organizational change is TQM for an organization.
Some of the things you might wish tochangeFROM TOBeing unhappy Being happyHating others Loving othersWasting time Utilizing time Stress RelaxationBeing suspicious Trusting othersBeing rigid Being flexibleDistorted self awareness Accurate self awarenessNegative thinking Positive thinking
Some of the things you might wish tochangeUnwanted emotional reactions --> Empowering emotionsLimited choices --> FlexibilityPhysical illness --> HealthImbalances --> BalanceMysteries --> AwarenessesNegative attitudes --> Positive outlookPassivity --> Action
Importance of personal changePersonal change is essence of self development and growth of an individual.It helps us to identify where we are and where we want to go?Personal change is needed for personal growthIf we do not change we cannot survive in the changing environment.Society and organizations transform continuously and we need to accept these changes and change ourselves accordingly
Key Points in Successfulpersonal ChangeThe hardest thing to change is a hardening of attitudes; nothing kills change faster than attitudes that resist it.Failure stems from two sets of works: "I can’t" and "Yes, but…"Those adept at change don’t reject good advice just to prove they aren’t being controlled by those who give it.
Key Points in Successfulpersonal ChangeComplaining is good if it isn’t a substitute for action – but often it is.High self-esteem results from making small positive changes in spite of fear.Confidence comes from conquering fear of change.Unexpected pain can result from huge setbacks