Tuesday, 21 August 2012

The hidden treasures of change

Change is described in the dictionary as making the form, nature, content, future or course of something different from what it is or from what it would be if left alone (Dictionary.com). The example is that of changing one’s name or opinion, or to change the course of history.

Why is it then that we fight it so hard? Women change their names once they find that lifelong partner, opinions are changed when we learn the truth about people or subjects, and history is changed by the brave that dare to fight for what they believe in.

In business, change is an inevitable and unavoidable truth. It guarantees growth and prosperity and change in its negative form makes way for the stronger more profitable businesses to thrive – all resulting in a better deal for the client. Recently there has been a lot of change here at NCS, but it has brought the promise of security and growth to those who are willing to change with it.

Companies like BP, Vodafone and Pfizer all share our view that M&A’s shape not only the future of the industries in which we operate, yet more importantly, the businesses and individuals involved (Wikipedia). Authors like Jeffrey Gitomer and Spencer Johnson and institutes like Red Tree and the Arbinger Institute have dedicated their time to helping us overcome our fear of something so vital to our survival and as nascent as the theory evolution. Change in its simplest form offers us the opportunity to discover - albeit and idea, possibility, opinion or even just a road we should not take.

The true paragon change offers us is an enlightened perspective or a sobered judgment and in business, change offers us unending potential – we need just see the treasure within the experience and take it.

List of References:

·        Dictionary.com, 2012. Change. [Online] Available at: http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/change [Accessed: 21 August 2012]

·        Wikipedia, 2012. Mergers and Acquasitions. [Online] Available at: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mergers_and_acquisitions#M.26A_objectives_in_more_recent_merger_waves [Accessed: 21 August 2012]

·        Who moved my cheese.com, 2012. [Online] Available at: http://www.whomovedmycheese.com/ [Accessed: 21 August 2012]

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