We’ve talked this month about the fact that change challenges us. As part of this theme, I had a conversation with Dr. Espen Klausen last week about the psychology behind how people change.
In that conversation, Dr. Klausen described some of the differences between assimilation, which he says is bringing new ideas into old schemas, and accommodation, which he says involves significant paradigm shifts.
This week, Roseanne Moore is on the show to help me dive deeper into the concepts of assimilation and accommodation and how they can help us embrace change.
In this episode, we discuss some practical examples of assimilation and accommodation, how to know if you need to make a major paradigm shift or if the situation really calls for smaller changes, why it’s crucial for leaders to focus on personal growth if want those around us to do the same, what leaders can do to promote a healthy growth environment, the importance of taking care of your physical and mental well-being if you want to grow and change, the value of incorporating reflection in the process of changing something, how leaders can know if the resistance to their suggested changes is just a natural resistance to change or if it’s an indication of a deeper issue that needs to be addressed, and more.