Change is never easy

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Change is never easy as it forces us to leave our comfort zone, but in today's world, change is a requirement for success. Without it, there is no incentive to innovate, no new technology, and no recognition of shifting customer demands. If organizations don't actively manage change, decisions are delayed, deadlines are missed, roles and responsibilities get lost in the confusion, and frustration and stagnation set in.

Nelson Mandela once said, "Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world." The best preparation for change comes through a life-long commitment to education and sharpening our knowledge. Then we can apply it to problem-solving, thinking, attitude change, motivation, and transferring knowledge to new situations. Recently, this has been accomplished not by passive learning but by moving to active learning approaches or problem-based methods of teaching and learning, where teachers become coaches and classrooms become labs for real-world problems.

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