Change Management Fundamental Basics “Gangnam THE ROCK Style” – Part 59
Christiano will learn over time that during periods of change, organizations should promote the belief that Hyperboles best illustrate that wolf perception is well grounded, balanced and fair such that one does not need to resort to evil, dirty and malicious sheep behaviour scares.
In my opinion, organizations need to embrace the notion that during periods of change it is critical to insure that policies and procedures are in place to identify individuals contaminated with “Sheep Pack Tunnel Vision Syndrome” as a by product of significant change.
It is important for organizations to acknowledge that during periods of change, the greatest risk to successful change is posed by contamination of the mass with “Sheep Pack Tunnel Vision Syndrome” as opposed to a simple “Wolf Pack Open Minded Vision Syndrome”.
In this New World Order where there are persistent changes, be it through mergers and acquisitions or restructurings and reorganizations, the only constant which is assured over time is that of change.
In order to be able to compete in this New World Order, there is one of two generic techniques. The first technique that I refer to as “Sheep Pack Tunnel Vision Syndrome” is predicated on the notion that one should behave like others around them, such that one should become a by-product of their environment, regardless of whether or not it is good or bad.
For example, if everyone is afraid of getting cut as part of the reorganization stunt, such that everyone becomes afraid of getting taken out as part of the hunt, the potential exists for everyone to start behaving like evil, dirty and malicious sheep gone wild and crazy at the sight of wolves on top of the cliff which is perceived as steep.
That is, if sheep perceive that they are being stalked by wolves, sheep will tend to become stir crazy and contaminate the entire flock with bad behaviours of the mentally insane in order to avoid the perceived threat of the wolves regardless of the proximity or the reality of the actual threat.
As is evident from my Hyperbole above, this type of approach is destructive, counterproductive and chaotic by its nature. For the record, Hyperbole is defined as the use of exaggeration as a rhetorical device or figure of speech. Hyperboles may be used to evoke strong feelings or to create strong impressions but they are not meant to be taken literally.
Now I would like to focus on the second technique which I refer to as “Wolf Pack Open Minded Vision Syndrome” which is predicated on the notion that one does not have to behave like evil, dirty and malicious sheep, if one adopts the perception of the wolf, which is as simple as can be, because the wolf sets the course, without having to resort to satisfying one’s peers, who are living in fear because they do not control the future which is near.
That is, the wolf perception is predicated on the four pillars of life: God; Work; Family and Self such that the wolf perception is well grounded, balanced and fair and thus does not need to resort to evil, dirty and malicious sheep gone wild deeds in order to survive a self-inflicted, stir crazy, threat paradigm perceived.
In summary, I refer to “Change Management Gangnam THE ROCK Style” as the belief that Hyperboles best illustrate that wolf perception is well grounded, balanced and fair such that one does not need to resort to evil, dirty and malicious sheep behaviour scares.