Ever wonder why we struggle to change a habit that is clearly not good for us? Maybe we want to stop smoking, start exercising or lose weight. But, we can’t seem to do it because, let’s be honest, change is hard!
Organizational change can be even harder. Inhibited by behavioral economics, self-interests, politics, and lack of planning, among so much else, staying in our comfort zone can often seem to be the easier path. After all, in today’s society, instant gratification is instilled in us. Have a question? Google it. But, real change, the kind that changes organizations, and leaves an impact, takes time. It takes commitment. It takes grit.
I recently had a discussion with a client about the changes they were making to shift their culture. He commented that he feels the momentum and they are making the choice to stay the course- demonstrating commitment and grit required to make real change happen.