Happy Easter everyone. For the first time in years I’ll be celebrating Resurrection Sunday with my mother and brother. “Why so long since the last time” you might ask? Simple, I’m moving them up to live with me and my husband in Vancouver, WA. I’m sure you’ve heard or perhaps already experienced similar stories of families creating new living arrangements as parents age. Our family story is no different; it’s simply time for my mother (who has lived in the same house for 54 years) to move up to the Pacific Northwest region of America.
For centuries, families have evolved, grown, and contracted as new and old generations come and go. Organizations too have natural growth and contraction periods. What seems unimaginable in one business quarter can suddenly become the marketing strategy of the next. One team’s struggle to integrate new members may be another team’s reason for celebration.
Change is a constant no matter which direction it comes from; no matter how change resilient we choose to be.
2000 years ago change came and went in three days. Some chose to acknowledge and celebrate that resurrection event. Others chose to deny it ever occurred. They said it was the contrived story of a small band of rebels. Today, 2000 years later, some still choose to celebrate this three day event while others say it never occurred. Whichever side of the fence you fall on, change will continue to come. To our families, communities, places of worship, and organizations. Will you be ready?