Manufacture Your Day by DISCOVERING THE SECRET OF CHANGE
When you continue to be irritated by someone who refuses to change, you also refuse to change.
That’s right! It is more than o.k. to read this sentence again. Allow it to sink in and feel its full effect. What you resist will persist.
We want things to change. We want other people to change. We want situations to change. We want management to change. We want the workforce to change.
You get my point.
What about me, myself and I?
Most managers today feel the pressure of the global marketplace…. it’s all about bigger, faster, cheaper, smarter and a constant more with less resources.
Did I get this right?
While I 100% agree that the people in manufacturing companies have to strive to get a little bit better each day, most of it is about communication.
What can change?
The goals, teams, playing field, roles, materials, strategies, time constraints, processes, systems, expectations, management, customers, suppliers … in short, what can’t change? Leaders today have to fully grasp what people go through emotionally, in order to make change sustainable.
How do YOU feel when YOU think about change?
- Excited or fearful?
- Determined or frustrated?
- Hopeful or anxious?
- Happy or nostalgic?
- Purposeful or contemptuous?
- Confident or resentful?
Have you ever considered that we assign certain meanings to words? How we think about change will ultimately create the feeling (good or bad).
What change means to YOU will depend on your personal experience, your beliefs, your mindset and your mental flexibility.
Why not use the word “improvement” instead when you and/or your team want to get to the next level?
Change appears big and scary.
Improvement (or Kaizen in Japanese) is about small and manageable steps along the way.
I know that you knew that. This is just a friendly reminder because I care about you.
Why change when you can improve? Can I get a high five?