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The Thankless Job of Trying to Make Things Better

Initiating and implementing change in the workplace is fraught with peril – everywhere you turn there seems to be resistance. It can be even more frustrating when the change is meant to actually make the job easier. Part of the problem is the dreaded “Nothing is going to change – its been tried before” syndrome. People hold onto their cynicism like grim death.

Then there is the “Who do you think you are to actually think you change something?” It’s just exhausting and exasperating. There will be many times where you wonder “WTF was I thinking?”

What you were thinking was “I see an opportunity to make things better” and you jumped on it. Because nothing ever changes until someone recognizes a problem, sees a potential solution, and owns it.