Understanding the Process and Need for Change
The tire goes flat and we change it. The light bulb burns out and we change (replace) it. We change our clothes for weather, events or hygienic reasons. We change our tone or our word choice depending on who we are speaking to. Change happens every day. We change for obvious reasons and subtle reasons too. Yet, as much as we experience change for all the right reasons, big changes make us uncomfortable and may even scare us. Change forces us to examine our own beliefs and practices and alter what we "normally" do. It is based on the belief that something better exists or can be done more effectively. For some, that leads to the perception that what they are doing now is of poor quality or wrong. While that may be true, it more likely means that even though what they are doing may be good, it could be better. And if it's already great, then we are compelled to ask, how can we continue to be great?
Article originally taken from the Teaching and Learning Consulting Network
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