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Standing in the Future

Here’s a recommended posting from Paul Williams’ Idea Sandbox Blog Don’t Like The Way Things Are At Work?
Paul summarizes some of the change concepts in Rolf Smith’s book, The 7 Levels of Change: Different Thinking for Different Results. Check out the book and the posting:
LEVEL 1: EFFECTIVENESS – Doing the Right Things
LEVEL 2: EFFICIENCY – Doing Things Right
LEVEL 3: IMPROVING – Doing Things Better
LEVEL 4: CUTTING – Doing Away With Things
LEVEL 5: COPYING – Doing Things Other People Are Doing
LEVEL 6: DIFFERENT – Doing Things That Haven’t Been Done
LEVEL 7: DO THINGS THAT CAN’T BE DONE
We all end up in situations that can feel insurmountable. When we look back on them, our retrospective coherence tells us we made the right decisions but while we’re in those situations it just feels soooo ambiguous.
That’s certainly a good description of library land’s challenges right now – ambiguous. So, let’s stand in the future and look back on what we did today to create the desirable and exciting future we want.
Stephen

Posted on: July 18, 2007, 4:41 pm Category: Uncategorized

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