The basic principle of human existence is change. But why are so many afraid of it? Instead of questioning the proven and trying out new things, they prefer to stick to learned habits and strategies (as long as possible).
“Sitting and waiting out” is the terrifyingly often used mantra. And should the incontrovertible need for change yet be present in the mind, it will be postponed indefinitely to „as soon as“ the lockdown is over / everyone is vaccinated / things are normal again. But what if it will never be „normal“ again?
Despite all attempts at comparison, the corona crisis is unprecedented in its complexity and composition and it is very likely that it will leave us with a world that is far beyond our imagination.
A crisis is always an opportunity, because especially in times of crisis organizations (and people!) have the opportunity to become better, to create new things, to change structures and to develop strategies for the future.
All signals point to (radical) change and this is exactly the moment when it becomes clear whether executives have earned their title. Whether they “sit and wait out” or whether they have the courage and foresight to flip the switch and break new ground.
„The ability to change is like a muscle that needs to be trained.“ So let’s go and do some workout, it’s fun actually!