"It is not the strongest or the most intelligent who will survive but those who can best manage change."
The times they are a changin’. They were changin’ back when Bob Dylan wrote the infamous lyrics, they were changin’ a thousand years ago and they're changin’ as you read this.
Change is constant. Whether individuals or companies succeed over time can ultimately be traced back to a single variable: the ability to manage change. And managing, whether for a large project or a small business, requires a proactive approach. After all, if your approach to change is completely reactive, then change is managing you.
Best-in-class organizations don't let change manage them. Rather, they use change to their advantage by "out-changing" the competition. Keep scrolling to learn (from random internet GIFs, obviously) why it’s critical for your business to embrace change.
12.) The status quo is comfortable. Getting into, and staying in, your comfort zone is the easiest thing you can do.
11.) But staying in your comfort zone makes you less nimble over time, and trying new things only gets harder.
10.) Lack of evolution creates new barriers that are invisible to the people closest to them.
9.) And it’s only a matter of time before you face the consequences of your actions.
8.) Your team’s wins become so rare that you forget how to celebrate.
7.) Business leaders must decide to seize the change while there’s still time.
6.) Bosses can’t do it all, which is why they really appreciate your help.
5.) Change can be difficult but you can’t make a tasty omelet without cracking a few eggs.
4.) The more your business changes, the better you get at it. Best-in-class companies aren’t born, they’re made. They take obstacles head on and, through practice, become good at landing on their feet.
3.) Winning as a team brings great joy. Celebrate!
2.) One more team celebration GIF for good measure
1.) So embrace change and take your business to new heights.
Want to learn more about promoting change at your company?
Check out our two-part series on disruptive thinking.