1. Accept the situation.
This first choice is the most common choice. Most people tend to just accept the situation that they are in. The example that I will use is the case of the business owner. Mr. business owner is not happy with the way that his business is going. The business isn’t growing very much. He is tired of the everyday grind. He is tired of chasing his tail. He is tired of his team and his employees. However, even though he is not happy he is not willing to do anything about it. The business is paying his bills and the owner is stuck. Essentially the owner finds their resistance to change greater than the dissatisfaction of his current situation.
2. Remove yourself from the situation.
Option number two is to remove yourself from the situation. Now, if Mr. business owner’s dissatisfaction has increased he may choose to remove himself from the situation. If this is the option that he chooses he may choose to sell his business. This would ensure a complete separation from the unhappy situation. Another alternative would be to hire a manager, someone to run the business.
3. Change the situation.
The last choice you have is to change the situation. Continuing with the business owner scenario, an example of this would be the option to hire new employees, or e-building the team. Sometimes this is the best way to create real change in an organization. Re-building your team and putting the right people on the “bus” can move your business towards its goals in a hurry. Another catalyst for change can be creating a vision, mission, and culture. This is a document that an owner creates to clearly communicate his expectations on what kind of business they are building. He communicates these expectations to his team members, partners, and customers. Helping to create the business that the owner desires.
These 3 choices remain the same for any situation that you find yourself in. It applies to life as much as it applies to business. Do you have ideas on how to help create change in an organization? Send them to me, I would love to hear them.
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