iv) Golden Rules Of Change Management

Golden rules of change management can be summarised by the expression

"... Do unto others, as you would have them do unto you..."

Peter de Jager 2010

This can be modified for change, ie

"...allow others to change as you would have others allow you to change..."


"...all of us embrace change, once we decide it is necessary..."

Peter de Jager, 2010

It is interesting that other cultures/religions, etc all have variation of this, ie

Baha'i Faith (lay not on any soul a load that you would not wish to be laid upon them, and desire not for anyone the thing you would not desire for yourself)

Buddhism (treat not others in the ways that you yourself would find hurtful)

Christianity (in everything, do to others as you would have them do to you)

Confusianism (do not do to others what you do not want done to yourself)

Hinduism (this is the sum of duty: do not do to others what would cause pain if done to you)

Islam (not one of you truly believes until you wish for others what you wish for yourself)

Jainism (one should treat all creatures in the world as one likes to be treated)

Judaism (what is hateful to you, do not do to your neighbour. This is the whole Torah; all the rest is commentary)

Sikhism (I am a stranger to no one; and no one is a stranger to me. Indeed I am a friend to all)

Taoism (regard your neighbour's gain as your own gain and your neighbour's loss as your own loss)

Unitarianism (we affirm and promote respect for the interdependent existence of which we are a part)

Zoroastrianism (do not do unto others whatever is injurious to yourself)

http://www.conexuspress.com/ as quoted by Peter de Jager 2010

If we followed these principles, all the regulations, laws, etc would not be needed; it would stop the directive, top-down approach ("do as I say, not as I do and pretend that you like it") that can dominate and stifle the change process.


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