So you’ve sifted through the system and figured out where to try to fix a problem. If only you could be sure exactly what to change…. (More)

Leveraging Change, Part II: Change What?

This week Morning Feature looks at leveraging change to solve problems. Yesterday we began with the question of where change would be most effective. Today we ask what change would be most effective. Saturday we’ll conclude with how best to create the change we seek.

A Single Step?

To make that problem better, you’ll have to change something …

… and they say the journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step:

But while sometimes you can start small …

… sometimes any change is a big, scary leap:

Not for Everyone

Will your change have to work everywhere …

… exactly the same?

If so, that may be a problem, because people are not interchangeable parts …

… and:

The Opposition

Even if you find that optimal solution, there’s still the opposition:

You can try to get by on bluster …

… but that never works. Well, almost never.

To Compromise or Not To Compromise

So you’ll probably have to work something out …

… and it’s better to find a win-win solution if you can …

… because the alternative …

… may trigger this feeling:

And if you think compromise means this …

… well:

Two Key Ingredients

It’s hard to fix any problem on your own, so you’ll probably want …

… because teamwork can find solutions …

… that seemed out of reach:

And the other key ingredient for change …

… is often the hardest part of all:

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Happy Friday!