“I would like to say that this change initiative is right on track, and we’re all doing the right things. I’m proud of everyone at this table!” said the leader.
The problem was, the initiative wasn’t on track.
Mistakes had been made, but through his inspiring speech the leader had just inadvertently declared that mistakes were to be covered up like alcoholic Uncle Bob at a family reunion.
If mistakes aren’t being made during a time of change, then change is not occuring. Here are three reasons why change invariably entails mistakes: