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Changing how you manage and communicate change by Naomi Karten

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CHAPTER 4: UNIVERSAL TRUTHS ABOUT CHANGE

Change would be so much easier to cope with if only we could make our way from old status quo, through chaos, to new status quo, uninterrupted by other chaos-producing circumstances. And wouldn’t it be refreshing if, having reached a new status quo, we could relax there for a while before facing the next bout of chaos?

But life is a series of foreign elements that come at us from all directions. Invariably, whether we’re luxuriating in old status quo, coping with chaos, traversing practice and integration, or settling into a new status quo, there’s another foreign element and another and another.

The amazing thing, really, is that most people function reasonably well most of the time, despite so much ...

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