Change in behaviour is so difficult at a personal level. As I wrote in my last blog, 80% of people want more out of life but the challenges are firstly, deciding what more is and secondly taking action to do something about it! Even when change means the difference between life and death many fail to change behaviour – here’s a shocking piece of research. In studies of patients who have undergone heart surgery, typically for a coronary bypass, only one in nine (11%) of people on average adopt a healthier lifestyle – the others see value in the need to change but do nothing about it. No wonder organisational change is like treading treacle!
On contemplating these facts and experiencing them on a day-to-day, basis personally and within my own network – I wonder if the need to change is based to a degree on self-awareness and the need to work it out for yourself? – sort of self discovery. It’s an area I find quite fascinating – to the extent that this weekend I put the finishing touches to a self assessment questionnaire aimed at getting individuals closer to three big issues:
1.Do I need to change?
2.What is it that specifically needs to change?
3.What I am going to do about it?
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