Embracing change

From ON DEATH AND DYING by Dr Elisabeth Kubler-Ross. Copyright © 1969 by Elisabeth Kubler-Ross; copyright renewed © 1997 by Elisabeth Kubler-Ross. Reprinted with the permission of Scribner, a division of Simon & Schuster, Inc.. All rights reserved.
  • Status Quo — Change isn’t easy to accept. We’re in denial, and trying to ignore thinking and talking about change. The uncertainty that we associate with change means we shift our attention to familiar feelings and situations that make us feel secure.
  • Disruption — When change is actually happening and we realise it’s unavoidable, feelings like anger, self-doubt, and fear can build, while morale and productivity take a nosedive.
  • Exploration — At this stage we become part of the change, beginning to understand the rationale for change and beginning to learn new ways to constructively contribute towards the process.
  • Rebuilding — In the final stage, emotional normalcy is restored. We feel back in control and committed, and we’re engaged and co-operative with our ‘new normal’.

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