Change may be intimidating, yet it is exciting at the same time. One craves it when life gets monotonous, but when something changes unexpectedly, there is that feeling of dread and fear of the unknown. Having been through several experiences, either as the change initiator or as a person impacted by someone else’s change plans, I have come to accept it as the only constant in our life.
Everything changes. Not just a physical structure but also people, skills, the culture of a workplace, management styles, market conditions, relationships, and the list goes on…
Change is not that unsettling when one is constantly evolving. To me, evolution is nothing but the willingness and desire to keep moving forward. It starts from within and is not easy – often demanding brutal honesty with oneself. My approach is to start with myself, this comes from accepting the fact that there will be gains, but one needs to be prepared for the pains that come along with it. This is how we have done it in Scientechnic, ever since I started my role here over the past eight years. Once the decision to make the change has been made, there has been no looking back, however in some instances, being able to redirect the course of change is also something that can make or break your initiative.
Sometimes one needs to take the bold step of starting from scratch all over again. It takes a lot of courage to do so, but when the foundations are strong, the rebuilding will follow naturally. Here I gain inspiration from Dubai – the city that I am proud to call my home. It started with being a small pearl fishing town till the discovery of oil.