Allowing change without a full understanding why it is needed can create a never-ending loop, which will be full of stress, frustration, and unhappy people. While we must be innovative and embrace change, we need to make sure that the change is good for the organization. When mistakes happen we often think first about what needs to change, whereas our first thought should be to find out what happened and why. We should never let a lack of understanding be a reason for change. Once we understand the what and why, the team can determine if change is needed, or if education/re-education is the solution. Unless the organization or its customers are changing rapidly (or change is needed due to poor management / existing processes), internal education typically ends up being the solution.
“When preventable mistakes are made, look to education first, and then empower those that are educated to make changes if necessary”
Published by Donny Barstow
Donny Barstow has been with MCCi since 2000 and currently serves as President of the company. He has a Management Information Systems B.S. from Florida State University, and an MBA from University of Florida. Donny has been involved in leadership all his life. Starting with being the team captain in sports, to being the President of his fraternity at FSU, all the way to being an influential and motivating leader at MCCi. He is very active and dedicated to his leadership philosiphies. He is the Founder of TYEO (Tallahassee Young Entrepreneurs Organization), a recent graduate from Leadership Tallahassee, and is counted on for his weekly inspirational leadership notes. This blog is dedicated to educating and collaborating with others on the definition of leadership and what it takes to be a great leader. View all posts by Donny Barstow