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It's a Different World

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Today's world is influenced by change. Project managers and their organizations need to embrace and sometimes drive changes to keep up with the pace in highly competitive environments. In this blog, experienced professionals share their experiences, tips and tools to manage and exploit changes and take advantage of them. The blog is complimentary to the webinar series of the Change Management Community Team and is managed by the same individuals.

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It’s a Different World

History doesn’t repeat itself, but it does rhyme.”

Mark Twain


As the COVID-19 pandemic erupted, this frightening intruder once again reminds us of the insight from Mark Twain, “History doesn’t repeat itself, but it does rhyme.”  We have been challenged in the past with pandemics, prevailed over time, and we shall do so again.   

With the perspective of the glass half full, we have an opportunity to learn, to problem solve, and act on the trauma and drama of this current threat.We would be the worst of fools if we squander this experience and not use it to help reshape our approach to life, to business, and our own readiness.Below are a few key tenets from change management that we may want to consider:


The paradox of managing change is that when it is done well, nothing happens.  So, you will not see the ‘drama’, experience the disruption, or pay the price of poor implementation.

Change Saturation

What can be described as V3, the velocity, volume, variety, and impact of this unprecedented event has taught us that mind-bending change can happen at supersonic speed.

Personal Readiness

This unwelcome and traumatic intrusion into our lives has clearly exposed numerous weak spots.  We encourage you to be proactive and productive during this time of forced hibernation to reflect and prepare for reentry into a very different world. 

As you begin to reengage into this new world of work and beyond, a challenging question emerges, “Are you ready to navigate the personal change that will confront each of us in this radically new era?”

Be well and stay safe!

Posted by Ronald Sharpe on: May 25, 2020 12:00 AM | Permalink

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Very interesting., thanks for sharing

Very interesting topic of the "new norm". Thanks for sharing.

Interesting - Thank you for sharing

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