Recent article said, “In business-speak, the term optimism often connotes a certain naivete.” But the data says something VERY different — why are we misunderstanding optimism in the corporate sector?
while rationally we understand we need to change — at the same time we feel we are not ready to do it. What happens when people are in this mood? Probably there is little focus on real tasks; instead a lot of energy goes to finding reasons justifying that we don’t need change… creating massive stress that saps productivity and drains health and happiness. In this context, it is not surprising that companies are experiencing a really high number of change failures, and paying the financial costs of marginal execution.