Organise for

Every change is a reminder of the system no longer working as intended.

In a clean system we organise as to reduce the risk of change. But change will inevitably crop up. Humans need change to develop further. If we do not have to face change, we become complacent and tread in the same place. But change has two faces. One face is good. This face of change will bring a better way of life for us. The other face of change is threatening our physical or mental wellbeing. Sometimes we are ourselves the agents of change and have the ability and the obligation to take our destinity into our own hands to forge our own opportunities.

This is an important concept to grasp. In the face of a rapidly evolving world, the ability to organize effectively for change is not just valuable, it is essential. Because when we accept that change is inevitable we can either let ourselves go and be defeated by change when it is too rapid. 1 Or we can embrace change as something positive and try to prepare as best as we can for when change happens.

The biggest change our society is facing right now is the advent of generative AI and [[johannesisphording-writings/articles/artificial-intelligence|artificial-intelligence]] on a broader spectrum which are signalling a huge shift in the way we conduct our working lives. It is one of the biggest changes society has to face, because the first time in history we humans have created another entity that can make decisions and act on it’s own behalf.

Planning for Change

Everywhere in life you must be open to and planning for change. This makes it paramount to accommodate for as clean and easy transitions as possible. Especially when planning with a mid to long term horizon it is important to lay the foundation for change being built into the project as a feature itself.

By planning for change you create an environment that induces transformation for the better, thus enabling change to occur naturally without the emotional toll that “you have to change”. Because if you phrase change as “you have to change” it becomes a negative connotation and starts to drag you down emotionally, heightening your aversion.

Unlock potential by envisioning the future

A clear and compelling vision is the cornerstone of any change initiative. This can be as broad or specific as you like, but the twist is that it should not be too broad (as in “achieving world peace”) nor to specific. A well-crafted vision creates a positive framework of mind and helps guiding decision-making and accepting the change process.

Realize your full potential by envisioning change into a future state by leveraging emerging behaviors and technologies. If you do not want to be left out on new developments and want to stay relevant in a crowded market you have to take an active part in adapting to change and improving yourself instead of being always taken with the currents.

Inviting Change and inviting Luck

To ensure lasting impact, change must be embedded into the very fabric of your being. Change and Luck can go hand in hand. Your role is to invite it, to be open to it. By doing that you are ultimately taking chances that change is for the better and luck can find you more easily. 2

This often involves altering policies, processes, and structures to support the new way of doing things. Continuous evaluation and willingness to refine approaches are necessary to sustain change and prevent regression.

Embracing Change

Organizing for change is a complex endeavor that requires a thoughtful and deliberate approach. It begins with a deep understanding of the need for change and culminates in the sustained realization of a new vision.

If a change comes, even if it is a Drastic one, do not let yourself be demoralized by it. Instead of mourning the time before you should embrace the change as best as possible and see what good can come from it.

The only way forward is the way forward.


  1. 12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos — Jordan Peterson: Chapter 6: Before You can bring change in the world you have to set your own house in order [[12-rules-for-life-by-jordan-b-peterson]] 

  2. The Creative Act — Rick Rubin [[the-creative-act-by-rick-rubin]]