Making Progress means Flying Higher
We use the metaphor of Teaching the Caterpillar to Fly for a lot of our work on individual and organizational change. The concept is simple: Getting people to understand that change is inevitable and that there are a lot of things that they can choose to do differently.
Mentoring is another related issue when it comes to the workplace; all supervisors should be mentors and performance coaches, one would think. Improvement is part of Job One.
And there are also issues of perceived risk.
You can see more of my thoughts on Teaching the Caterpillar to Fly in this series of articles on managing and leading change.
Sometimes, you just have to grab on and go for it!
Dr. Scott Simmerman is a designer of team building games and organization improvement tools. Managing Partner of Performance Management Company since 1984, he is an experienced presenter and consultant.
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