Do you fear change?

I think we all do.

Change for the better, change for the worse.

Change is change. You are the one who makes your change a failure or a success.

How do I deal with change? Well, being a pragmatist, I:

  • am a rabid fan (and defender) of the truth: categorizing and assessing feelings and facts
  • talk about it (my uplines might say: a lot)
  • document (like a fiend) and present compelling arguments

Am I confronted with change? Why, yes; yes I am. How am I going to deal with it? Well:

  • I will state the truth
  • I will email (I’m not in the office all that much these daze)
  • I have documented and the presentations are ready.

Is my impending change good or bad? Well, it ‘is’. I’ll work with the hand I am dealt (note: pragmatism) and survive.

So, how do you deal with change?

Original Post: March 16, 2007

About Michael Coates
I am a pragmatic evangelist. The products, services and solutions I write about fulfill real-world expectations and use cases. I stay up-to-date on real products I use and review, and share my thoughts here. I apply the same lens when designing an architecture, product or when writing papers. I am always looking for ways that technology can create or enhance a business opportunity .. not just technology for technology's sake. My CV says: Seasoned technology executive, leveraging years of experience with enterprise and integration architectural patterns, executed with healthy doses of business acumen and pragmatism. That's me. My web site says: Technology innovations provide a myriad of opportunities for businesses. That said, having the "latest and greatest" for its own sake isn't always a recipe for success. Business successes gained through exploiting innovation relies on analysis of how the new features will enhance your business followed by effective implementation. Goals vary far and wide: streamlining operations, improving customer experience, extending brand, and many more. In all cases, you must identify and collect the metrics you can apply to measure your success. Analysis must be holistic and balanced: business and operational needs must be considered when capitalizing on a new technology asset or opportunity.

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