Change With A Purpose

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Change was one of the major topics at Monday’s internal professional development. We talked about changing how staff members communicate, changing our understanding of what education means, changing how we plan and deliver professional development for teachers, changing the design of our building, changing our logo, changing our ….  You get the point.  When change is discussed it’s almost always introduced with a cliché, such as:

  • Change is good… hard… constant… exciting…
  • Nothing ever changes
  • Everything changes

There is an entire section of books on my shelves about this subject with titles like:

  • Managing Transitions: Making the most of change
  • Reframing Organizations: Artistry, Choice and Leadership
  • Hard optimism: Developing deep strengths for managing uncertainty, opportunity, adversity, and change
  • Who Moved My Cheese
  • Our Iceberg Is Melting

The only thing that seems to be missing is a presidential quote like: “We have nothing to change but change itself” (my apologies to FDR).

What I want every Region 10 employee to know is that when changes occur here at the Center, they have a purpose and have been diligently thought-out. We should never change just for change’s sake.

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