A social systems theory approach to change communication includes exploring life experiences, traditional beliefs and conversational biases. However, life in general doesn’t get to analyse why people think the way they do. Exchanges about change can become very heated, especially in matters of power and control like social justice.
In the 21st Century, the verb and noun called Change is rapidly becoming as over used as the verb, noun and adjective called Love. Modern advertising uses the word Change like it’s about gaining access to free lollies instead of being the complex jigsaw puzzle it is. Change, lost from its’ reflective qualities, desensitizes the listener from taking its’ word seriously. Today Change is more about it being a marketing fashion statement than the huge geophysical human force it is.
In change analytics, putting the word Change into context can be as complex as putting together an overwhelming jigsaw puzzle. It’s not impossible if the puzzle is small, despite any tedium to getting started. However trying to put a seven billion piece jigsaw together can be a dangerous task because of all of its differentials. Change jigsaw stakeholders bring with them conflicts of perception. The bigger the jigsaw the more conflict there is. In this way the Jigsaw here is of a Butterfly.
In chaos theory, the butterfly effect is the sensitive dependence on initial conditions which, from a small change in one state of a deterministic nonlinear system, can result in large differences in another state. The resolution proposed here is to behave Kaisen as carefully as possible, when putting together your jigsaw puzzle in any world not lacking in chaos.
© Chris Tyne, 2012