President Clinton once said, "The price of doing the same old thing is far higher than the price of change." Successful organizations consistently demonstrate that change must be constantly part of the plan if progress is to be attained. Jim Collins said - "Be a clock builder, not a time teller." A well-crafted clock can persist far longer than a time teller, and as such is a far more valuable business asset. This is fantastic advice, but it is impossible to achieve without understanding your organizational culture and how to manage it. That management demands a subtle, and sometimes not so subtle, and consistent application of changes to the culture all in the name of progress.
Business change is not a finite project or initiative. Heraclitus is the first philosopher known to have directly raised such issues, with aphorisms such as "one cannot step into the same river twice." As such, a change manager will not start and end a project, but rather help an organization towards a desired state, which can then be defined either internally or by the relevant industry as evolution or progress. Disciplined organizations are constantly refining the understanding of their purpose and how they leverage their skills and assets to achieve that purpose. Change is the path to getting there.
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A smith is a skilled craftsman who consistently wields his tools to forge, fabricate, and design customized solutions for unique challenges. At ChangeSmith we are committed to working with you and your unique situation to forge, fabricate, and design the unique changes that propel your business.