“Everybody has accepted by now that change is unavoidable. But that still implies that change is like death and taxes — it should be postponed as long as possible and no change would be vastly preferable. But in a period of upheaval, such as the one we are living in, change is the norm.” — Peter Drucker
Even though Mr. Drucker was talking about an earlier ‘period of upheaval’ (he passed away in 2005), this is an astute observation. Change seems to be on my mind. I was downtown in Chicago last week and noted a few changes from a few years ago when I worked for an organization there. I just began reading Switch: How to Change Things when Change is Hard by Chip and Dan Heath. Some of us are better suited for it or more tolerant of it or even love a good portion of it now and again. Most of us deal with many people postponing change until it is thrust upon them without an option for more palatable change. I feel like that at least on a local level, we may soon expect a change toward a less change-averse community.