Standing on the sidelines

Time for Change - Ornate ClockThere are times in our life where we face challenges.  During these times we have a choice: refuse to embrace it, do nothing, or pretend it never happened.  Either way the outcome depends on how you react to change.   Whatever that is, we cannot blame anyone but ourselves as we consciously made that choice.   It could mean missing an opportunity or making the most of the opportunity.


Every organization goes through peaks and valleys. These periods are mapped to good times and challenging times.   During challenging times, you need to find a way to stay connected with your people.    It is important that you continue to communicate and let people know what is going on.    What is relevant is that management chooses to engage their constituents and initiate a change to move them to the right direction.    Sometimes people view this as fads or the flavor of the month and shrug their shoulders and continue to go about their days.   For others this presents an opportunity to connect and be part of the movement.   Another group will wait and see until the dust settles and just watch the show.


As I ponder on this topic, a quote by Eric Roth comes to mind, “For what it’s worth: it’s never too late or, in my case, too early to be whoever you want to be. There’s no time limit. Stop whenever you want. You can change or stay the same; there are no rules to this thing. We can make the best or the worst of it. I hope you make the best of it. And I hope you see things that startle you. I hope you feel things you never felt before. I hope you meet people with a different point of view. I hope you live a life you’re proud of. If you find that you’re not, I hope you have the courage to start all over again.”


I see changes happening.  I took the time to understand the change and embrace the change.  Care and feeding for employees is an important topic for me.  The launch of a connection site is a start.   Collaborate and connect with others.  I urge everyone to understand what it meant to you.  Do you want to be part of it?  Take action and be part of it.   If you choose not to do anything, please don’t complain and spread the negativity because that does no one any good.   Be vested and make it happen.


I’ll end my post with this quote by Leo Tolstoy, “Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself.”    Sometimes you need to step back and change your perspective to see the opportunity.  Use a different lens to enable you to see things differently.    Either way you have the choice.


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