chaos

16
Aug
2013
selwyn

Intra-team dynamics – Why do we eat our own during organizational change?

“Why do we eat our own?” This was the question posed by the department lead to all of her direct reports. Her teams recently went through organizational change, and team members had become very quick to turn on each other.  It was hard to watch the teams she developed and treated like family become so hard on each other.

01
Sep
2011
selwyn

What does change look like over time?

Over 30 years ago, Dr. Virginia Satir brought us a model for change that simply yet elegantly summarized the way a change impacts the performance of an organization. 

 

As pictured here, the Satir change model shows how immediately after a change is introduced into an organization, the change is met with resistance.  The conflict that is a normal part of resistance throws the organization into chaos.  The group eventually integrates the change ultimately creating a new (and hopefully more productive) status quo.

 

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