Trust is built on truth and truth can be seen when actions match words, when promises made are kept and when expectations that are set are met. When we see physical evidence of a promise come to pass, we can develop trust for the source of the promise that the next time a promise is made, it will also be kept. A so great relationships are born – at home and in organizations.
So… where does wisdom and change come in? WISDOM is a deep understanding and realization of people, things, events or situations, resulting in the ability to apply perceptions, judgments, words and actions aligned with this understanding. It requires control of one’s emotions so that universal principles, reason and knowledge prevail to determine one’s words and actions.
Applying this definition in the workplace in the midst of change is a powerful catalyst for improvement. I define CHANGE WISDOM as the ability to apply perceptions, judgments, and intentional words and actions before, during and after the improvement process to remove barriers to change and create and sustain improvements in performance, culture and management credibility.
If you are ready to operate with truth and trust as the foundation of your management team and if you are ready for remarkable organizational development, then you are ready to apply change wisdom! Start with your management team – amazing change will follow!