Most of us recognise that change is hard, it's something we feel done to us, something that we can't control, we have no choice in.
In fact when it comes to personal change I prefer to use the word adapt, we come to a realisation that we have to do something differently, this creates some form of discomfort to start with, then we get used to it, and at some point it can become a new habit or behaviour.
Recently one of the best examples I experienced personally was during a training course about Physical, Mental and Emotional well being. For the most part it didn't tell me what I didn't already know, however it delivered it in a deeply experiential way and gave a different perspective on areas which I could target.
I started to try out new things and quickly felt a benefit, which resulted in me doing them more, so that new behaviours felt natural. Fortunately I was motivated and was able to continue to follow them in my new routine......well most of them.
This article by McKinsey gives an example of the use of technology to support behaviour change, launched by a manufacturing organisation in order to embed a broad culture change programme and in particular to break down silos.
As explained, the App gave employees an opportunity to identify potential roadblocks that limited them in doing their jobs properly and to provide regular feedback along with mirco-learning to support development. Moreover the approach could be fully personalised to support each employee in the way that was most helpful to them.
Change is hard and it is very personal, such an approach gives the opportunity to support the individual in a relevant and a tailor made way which allows adaptation and new behavoiurs to be adopted.
Change is hard, and change is intensely personal. When we know what’s expected of us, see how our unique efforts contribute to the whole, and are encouraged to treat change as a personal journey, we are more likely to be energized by the prospect of change than fearful of it.