Monthly Archives: August 2009

Grow, develop, change …what’s in a word?

For a while now I have been testing the word “grow” as an alternative to “change”.  I know I have an aversion to being asked to “change” and even the phrase “I want to change the behaviour of my people” indicates that change is forced choice.

Contrast this with the phrase “I want to grow the behaviour of my people” and there seem to be many more choices available.

I will be exploring this with managers over the next few weeks and will be interested in their and your feedback.