It isn’t said enough, I don’t think, that change – particularly in big organisations – is hard. Really hard!
If it wasn’t, it would be happening all the time.
At events there are regularly discussions that go on along the lines of ‘my boss just doesn’t get it’ – tales of woe where someone wants to do something new but is stopped by management or bureaucracy or a combination of the two.
What makes a someone a real force for change is the ability to get knocked back, dust themselves down, and have another go.
Again, and again, and again.
It won’t happen the first time, or the second time. It might not even happen at all in one organisation – you might need to move on to get the chance.
But nothing worthwhile is ever easy and if you’re committed to making a difference, you’ll recover from setbacks, never get too disheartened and keep coming up with new ideas, new strategies and new ways of persuading.
It’s easy to have a go and give up. The ones who make the difference are those who stick at it.