In today’s world, reorganizations and restructuring are commonplace. What’s not commonplace is our reaction to them.
There are some excellent books on change today. My favorite is by Chip and Dan Heath – Switch: How to Change when Change is Hard. They’ve got lots of examples and ideas that make change much easier to work through. http://heathbrothers.com/
But it’s not just change, it’s also mindset. How can we best readjust to a new role or changing responsibility, often at the same or less pay? Extreme performance says that we need to make a personal mindshift, from loyalty to the company to loyalty to our skills. It specifically says:
* My security resides in my capabilities.
* Following the new contract: I dedicate myself to creating value in exchange for an opportunity to develop my capabilities. I work for ‘Me Inc.’
* I am fundamentally self-driven.
* I want to be recognized for my contribution…
* Self-initiation is key.
Thus we move to a new era of resilience, self-reliance, and what I referred to in my last blog as self- management. The door is open – we just need to go through. How is your Me Inc. employer (YOU) doing? How are you preparing yourself for what might come next?
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