We all recall how Ebenezer Scrooge is miraculously transformed in ‘A Christmas Carol’. But have you ever wondered how you could conjure up similar transformation among your colleagues?
The recipe laid out by Charles Dickens is simple – visit the ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Future.
Step one is to look back at how anxiety-inducing changes from the past have since become ‘business as usual’. Then they people need to spend time contemplating the present. What is driving the need to make change now? Once they have understood the current need, people can embark on the final step; projecting themselves into a future world when these challenges have themselves become the new norm. In this way, people can prepare mentally to let go of the past and to take on the future with confidence.