Why is change so difficult? | The answer starts within.

THE STRATEGIC LEARNER

“Society is always engaged in a vast conspiracy to preserve itself – at the expense of the new demands of each new generation.”

Well, if true, this explains a lot …

Especially as it applies not just to the larger society, but to our organizations, corporations, institutions, companies, and other social groupings.

We are always reading about organizations that say they want change, that openly try to change, but ultimately fail.  Maybe this is why.

I do not think we are talking about a malevolent or even conscious conspiracy, but rather one based on security, inertia, and fear of the unknown.   Our tendency to protect ourselves can be buried deep within our minds, our processes, and our structures.

At one point, we built walls to protect us.  Now we use words and policies.

Think about your experiences in various social and professional groups.

What was the…

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