From an organizational context, when people have a transformation (which is not change, which is what most people think), an entirely new possibility gets created. Something not seen prior. With respect and appreciation for what came before, we act as catalysts for our clients to create something new not seen as possible at the onset.
I found this quote that says a lot about what real transformation is.
“I remember Mr. Bartlett. In biology class he discusses the transformation of caterpillar into butterfly. “What’s the process that goes on inside a cocoon?” he asks. “Has anyone ever seen a picture of the insect at the halfway point between caterpillar and butterfly? Does anyone know what it looks like?” No one has or does. The next week, Mr. Bartlett finds a cocoon in the woods and brings it to the classroom. We crowd around as he takes a razor blade and neatly slices it in two. The cocoon looks empty.
“There’s nothing in there,” says one of the kids.
“Oh, it’s in there,” says Mr. Bartlett. “It just doesn’t have a shape right now. The living, organic material is spun right into the cocoon. Caterpillar is gone; butterfly is yet to come.” We stare in wonder.
“Real transformation,” says Mr. Bartlett, “means giving up one form before you have another. It requires the willingness to be nothing for a while.” *
From a practical, organizational view… to have a transformation, you have to go backwards first. You seek to recognize, take responsibility, see what you have created in the current culture. Appreciate it, respect it, acknowledge what is there, then start to establish new oral traditions that begin to take root. When you do, new actions and new results show up.
We are experts in assisting you to create that environment. We have the proven tools to do it!
*From Too Much Is Not Enough, by Orson Bean, Chapter II, Page 33.