I was speaking with a colleague the other week and considering review of a working group that has lost its vim. Whilst its purpose remains clear, the manner in which it operates is in need of a little shake. Nothing too vehement but something to help refocus – some change for the sake of change. So we’re going to stop doing one or two things, review membership, redress the bounds of operation etc.
Of course the ‘c word’ can be perceived in many different ways depending on who is controlling the change, who is effecting the change and who is feeling the change – positive, negative but often not contentious at all.
But there is a quotation out there (admittedly that I can only find attributed to one Travis J Hedrick – Pastor, Community Leader, Educator, Corporate Trainer, & Songwriter…) that says “Change for change’s sake is a recipe for disaster.”
I disagree. It’s only disastrous sometimes.