CHANGE: Reza Ghiabi’s 8 Tools to Create and Manage it
We are all changing, whether we refuse, tolerate or embrace it.
Getting closer to Norouz—the Persian New Year, got me thinking about what is your strategy towards change? Well, I guess It’s simple, you can either refuse, tolerate, or embrace it. This applies all aspects of our life, from individual to organizational and from personal to professional levels. Continuing my journey to explore how innovation can change our collective perspective, I think it is essential to pay more attention to the way we perceive CHANGE and manage different aspects of it. That is why in this article I’m trying to provide the readers with my most 8 favorite tools to understand, thus control change in life, your business, and in general wherever a group of people exists.
First, let me be clear by what I mean when I say “change.” According to Google’s dictionary, change means “make or become different,” or “take or use another instead of.” According to Wikipedia, change refers to an array of different disciplines from Arts to Management and Math. By the word “change”, I mean “positive change,” and by positive I mean how this “becoming different” serves strategic objectives that we define, that being used to do good. For other types of change, you may refer to the word “manipulation,” which is a different story.
As I mentioned before, in this article, I’m going to include 8 of my favorite models to understand the nature of change. Why models? “We tend to perceive things first in images, then in words. Which is why science often attempts to explain highly complex ideas using simple formulae.” Mikael Krogerus and Roman Tschappeler explain in “The Change Book.” Now, let’s talk about change: