That Change Show

#17 - Why New Years Resolutions Matter: How to change things when change is hard

January 08, 2023 Season 2 Episode 1
#17 - Why New Years Resolutions Matter: How to change things when change is hard
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#17 - Why New Years Resolutions Matter: How to change things when change is hard
Jan 08, 2023 Season 2 Episode 1

Odds are you're in the 91% of the population who've abandoned their new years resolution according to inc.com

Abandoning these resolutions have reached meme status but does that mean we should stop doing them? What's the real value and purpose behind creating new years resolutions?

In this episode I talk about:
- rituals and ceremonies bring focus
- how agile approaches benefit from rituals and ceremonies
- being explicit about exploration vs wanting to get to action
- why organizations need temporary structures and point-in-time experiments that lead to permanent change.

Video Versions: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL7PO2zNo-oFvQzmhD34IkFJTC7nYjY9cr

Show notes and links:

https://www.inc.com/marcel-schwantes/studies-show-91-percent-of-us-wont-achieve-our-new-years-resolutions-how-to-be-9-percent-that-do.html#:~:text=In%20fact%2C%20of%20the%2041,were%20successful%20in%20keeping%20them

https://www.nationalgeographic.com/science/article/why-do-humans-embrace-rituals-disease-and-danger-may-be-at-the-root

https://www.behaviorgrid.org/_files/ugd/620186_2224bee318a146198bcdf4bff626d51c.pdf

https://www.behaviorgrid.org/

Jason Little is an internationally acclaimed speaker and author of Lean Change Management, Change Agility and Agile Transformation: 4 Steps to Organizational Transformation. That Change Show is a live show where the topics are inspired by Lean Change workshops and lean coffee sessions from around the world. Video versions on Youtube

Show Notes

Odds are you're in the 91% of the population who've abandoned their new years resolution according to inc.com

Abandoning these resolutions have reached meme status but does that mean we should stop doing them? What's the real value and purpose behind creating new years resolutions?

In this episode I talk about:
- rituals and ceremonies bring focus
- how agile approaches benefit from rituals and ceremonies
- being explicit about exploration vs wanting to get to action
- why organizations need temporary structures and point-in-time experiments that lead to permanent change.

Video Versions: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL7PO2zNo-oFvQzmhD34IkFJTC7nYjY9cr

Show notes and links:

https://www.inc.com/marcel-schwantes/studies-show-91-percent-of-us-wont-achieve-our-new-years-resolutions-how-to-be-9-percent-that-do.html#:~:text=In%20fact%2C%20of%20the%2041,were%20successful%20in%20keeping%20them

https://www.nationalgeographic.com/science/article/why-do-humans-embrace-rituals-disease-and-danger-may-be-at-the-root

https://www.behaviorgrid.org/_files/ugd/620186_2224bee318a146198bcdf4bff626d51c.pdf

https://www.behaviorgrid.org/

Jason Little is an internationally acclaimed speaker and author of Lean Change Management, Change Agility and Agile Transformation: 4 Steps to Organizational Transformation. That Change Show is a live show where the topics are inspired by Lean Change workshops and lean coffee sessions from around the world. Video versions on Youtube