This Week in Positive Change Management: Contingency Plans and Response Strategies

Life has thrown me some curveballs as of lately. The two things that I’ve done to dodge the craziness are to have contingency reserves and implement response strategies. My reserves include savings and skill sets. I keep my resume, LinkedIn and network contacts current because you never know what might be in store.

Having contingency reserves aren’t enough to stay afloat. You must have the appropriate contingency response strategies. For instance, say that you’ve polished your resume and received that promotion, now what? Well, this may mean a new wardrobe and maybe a tech upgrade. A new job might require learning new tech applications relevant to the current position. Developing contingency response strategies make the transition easier. Contingency reserves represent plans B through Z. It is hard to operate with these plans and strategies because even with managing positive change, life is hardly linear.

Inaugural Post – Positivity Change

                I came up with this site based on an experience I had with a positivity website. This website posted an article of managing change. The change it mentioned was negative. Having 4 promotions in 9 years, most of my change had been positive. I posted this into the article’s comment section. The author’s acknowledged that positive change existed and it too had to be managed. Immediately, that’s when it hit me that there was a void that needed to be filled. Everyone discussed negative change but no one talked about handling positive change. Positive change management required a different skill set because there were different issues. This site was mantra was to address how to handle positive change.