For years I have advocated 5 steps for managing change in a professional setting. They are:
- Know what you’re changing.
- Less is more.
- Evolution, not revolution.
- Round wheels work.
- Iterate, iterate, iterate.
I believe if you follow these steps, you maximize your chances of being successful in any change endeavor (this is not the only path to success, just the one with the best odds). In the next series of articles I’ll talk about how I’m trying to apply them personally right now, and whether or not they work as well when I put my money where my mouth is.
As with all of these, your mileage will vary. I’d also love to hear from other folks other things that work to help them change things in their lives.