The big WHY behind every change initiated – ever
The answer to the question about fear is: both and.
We need to stay relevant, and it’s both from a fear perspective and a search for opportunity and something better. You need both the fear and the opportunity.
I believe that every change, every adjustment, every innovation project, every incremental everyday development can be traced back to my answer: Because we need to stay relevant.
The why behind every change is exactly that. To stay relevant.
Sometimes this is from fear. The fear of competition moving faster than you. The fear of missing opportunities in new markets. The fear of not reaching KPI’s or the yearly 3% increase in growth.
And sometimes, it’s from opportunity, learning or simple a wish to constant develop. It’s about staying relevant to the market, to the employees and to the customers.
If organizations should succeed in staying relevant, it also implies that the Change Management team need to be up to date at all times.