If you want to make enemies, try to change something ~Woodrow Wilson
Newton had it right, objects at rest tend to remain at rest, and objects in motion tend to stay in motion. We can say that both states resist changing into the other state unless some force acts on the object. You can feel this resistance when going around a corner in a car. You body seems to want to continue straight and it is the seat, belt buckle, door frame that conspire to bring you along with the car around the corner.
People are much the same. We tend to resist change. We have a range of reasons from fear the unknown, desire to track in a different direction, desire for control, and many more. It is the realm of change management that helps us understand and create the change, in people, that we desire.
I desire change in many people and organizations to avoid using MTBF.
There seems to be some resistance.
When I saw the quote by Woodrow Wilson it sparked this essay on change management and MTBF. Then I went online to find some articles about change management. There are many as it seems at some point we all have incurred resistance from either resting or moving objects.
Making Change Happen, and Making It Stick
Five factors make the greatest difference in fostering the new behaviors needed for a transformation. All of them reflect the basic importance of people in implementing and embedding change.
Nitesh Lall says
Fred Schenkelberg says
Thanks and how is the use of MTBF (or the not using) going in your area?