“The only goal to which it is worth aspiring is a transformation of consciousness that allows me to know and understand that I am not better or worse than another human being. I am just." (Oprah Winfrey)
Our level of resistance to changes is related to understanding the transformation processes that we go through throughout our lives. The reality is that man goes through a process of continuous transformation. Since the greatest miracle of life (conception) occurs, we begin to experience an infinity of transformation processes. We go from being an egg and a sperm to become a zygote, embryo, fetus, and finally to being a neonate.
It would seem as if life itself has been training us for 40 weeks to face all the processes of change that we will go through. In the same way, everything that surrounds man has also suffered and is currently facing great transformation processes. We went from being part of some artisanal production processes to being part of the Industrial Revolution of the 17th century.
We left behind the tasks of the field and the family life, to move to the big cities in search of better economic stability. Without realizing that the cost of our decisions would also bring great changes at the social level. Changes that would bring a high degree of nuclear family disintegration. Parents in search of better salary conditions left their families in charge of their wives, without realizing that they would lose the entire development process of their children and that this process of attachment between father and children would begin to be lost.
Today we talk about Industry 4.0, Management 3.0, and a potential competitive advantage as a result of embracing the Digital Transformation Revolution. In a world practically dominated by cybernetic processes, it is evident that those who want to be part of the future must be part of this new transformation process. Digital transformation is not a simple process of the interconnection of processes to facilitate the general vision of an organization. Transforming ourselves digitally will involve moving to processes that at the same time demand new knowledge and new administrative skills.
Being passionate about everything related to the processes of transformation and development of human capital, I think that for many more to embrace digital transformation, we need organizations to line their guns in training their teams in concepts of thought transformation. There is a phrase that sounds like a cliché that says, “If we want to see or achieve different things, we need to do different things and think differently”. There is no doubt that our mentality is the greatest enemy of man, but the greatest asset in the world. The way in which we direct our minds will determine the level of growth of our mentality. One of the biggest challenges for organizations pursuing a digital transformation is getting their teams to transform their minds.
We need to simultaneously develop projects to achieve a higher level of digitization and at the same time work on projects to raise awareness among human capital of the importance and competitive advantages that being part of the great wave of digital transformation will produce. The famous scientist Ivan Pavlov father of classical learning once said; “Never think that you already know everything. No matter how appreciated you are, always have the courage to tell yourself: I am ignorant. "
Educating our teams on transformation issues is also part of our responsibility as an organization. It is necessary to sow the seeds of interest in knowing more in those we want to be our allies. When others understand the why of things, the process of losing the fear of the unknown begins to emerge. Opposition barriers are beginning to collapse and ideas of support and commitment from our people emerge. Any transformation process, whatever it may be, begins from within. But when I speak of arising from within, I mean our thoughts, our ideas, and our preconceptions. Let's work to develop the appropriate strategies to achieve greater participation, commitment, and availability of our teams. Only in this way will we achieve a real transformation process.
"It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor is it the most intelligent that survives. It is the one that is most adaptable to change." (Charles Darwin)
Stay connected, in my next post I will talk about the importance of managing our mindset in the face of change.