David Dellman, MS, SPHR, SHRM-SCP

The word change can make some feel anxious, and some feel glad depending on the change.  

If the boss gives you a raise, chances are you will see the change as a good one.

On the other hand, if you are laid off or furloughed, chances are you won’t see that change in a positive light.

We can always choose to look at any change as an opportunity, but I would be remiss if I didn’t acknowledge the challenge inherent in most changes we experience.

Some of our greatest thinkers encourage us to be change agents.

Mahatma Gandhi famously said, “Be the change that you wish to see in the world.”

Others affirm the challenge of change. 

Mary Shelley, the author of Frankenstein, said, “Nothing is so painful to the human mind as a great and sudden change.”

Our workplaces are in a constant state of change.

Sometimes those changes are sudden and unexpected. 

Sometimes the changes are welcome.

In every case, we are challenged to adjust.

As human beings, our natural tendency is to seek stability and consistency.

We want to go to the same office, greet the same people, and eat our lunch at the same time each day.

Then change happens.

Lao Tzu said, “Life is a series of natural and spontaneous changes. Don’t resist them; that only creates sorrow. Let reality be reality. Let things flow naturally forward in whatever way they like.”

Zig Ziglar encourages us to “Be a good finder.”

Every cloud has a silver lining; I am sure you have heard.

Be the person who not only finds the silver lining but also points it out to others. 

Take care,

David Dellman