The whole and its parts

The whole & its parts

Easy change and hard change

When you are setting out to change something for yourself, what is that change for?

If it is about knowing something new, then it most likely is an easy change.

If it is about changing something you do, then it most likely leads towards a hard change.

Michael Bungay Stanier describes the difference between both using software terms.

An easy change is like downloading an app. You add something to your learning.

A hard change is like changing the operating system. It’s changing the way you do things.

Hard changes require people to work to learn and to integrate the learning. It takes time and it demands to take in the discomfort that comes from investing in a hard change.

The trap people encounter is hope.

It’s searching for the teacher who will provide a silver bullet to make the change happen.

You can see it happen when people run from one education to the other without using it.


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