The courage to lead change
Having done and witnessed action research projects through the years, I arrive at the conclusion that change initiatives are best thought of as experiments. This means that success is not guaranteed; and thus, should organizations really aspire to innovate, they must provide safe spaces for experiments to happen.
These safe spaces should also be spaces where courage and vulnerability are cultivated. An organization should not penalize criticism anf failure but embrace them.
Change is uncomfortable. Thus, authentic innovation is also uncomfortable. But all these can be perceived as birth and growth pains, and we must have the courage to power through these.
Mark 11:11-26. “Is it not written: My house shall be called a house of prayer for all peoples? But you have made it a den of thieves.”
[DAILY GOSPEL INSIGHTS AND REFLECTION FOR MANAGEMENT AND ORGANIZATION 2023-153: JUNE 2, 2023]