Responsive learning

Once you have learned something and decided to change as a result of it, a number of reasonably predictable things begin to happen. Of course, they are much more complicated than the ones sketched out below. But there will, hopefully, be enough resonance with your own experiences for you to find this useful.

The goal for most organizations is to ensure that they have flexible, adaptable, optimistic employees. Most people recognize that flexibility and adaptability are key skills for their continued employment and personal success.

While it is easy to aspire to such goals, it is, of course, much more difficult to realize them! One way of preparing yourself is to be much clearer about the process of change and using the appropriate learning tools to thrive and adapt.

A Use this chart to prompt your own thinking about the learning needed to support change effectively.

Stage

Other feelings, attitudes, and behaviors?

Kinds of learning needed to support the change

1 Early thinking, pioneering, and adventuring

High excitement levels among senior people at the same time as anger, denial, resistance in some

2 Refinement and improvement as the big picture is communicated more widely

Excitement, engagement, fear, and resistance existing side by side

3 Detailed plan agreed

Confidence, excitement, nervousness, and more calculated resistance from a few

4 Organization and individuals adapt as change is delivered

Relief and gradual acceptance and ownership

5 Consolidation of change at the same time as new business imperatives begin to appear

Reflection, confidence, and determination linked to weariness

How To Accomplish More In A Fraction Of The Time

How To Accomplish More In A Fraction Of The Time

The pace and intensity of our lives, both at work and at home, leave several of us feeling like a person riding a frantically galloping horse. Our day-to-day incessant busyness too much to do and not enough time; the pressure to produce and check off items on our to-do list by each day’s end seems to decide the direction and quality of our existence for us.

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