Thursday, March 29, 2007

Thoughts on Terminus in Change

I've been chatting with Holger and Change Facilitation for around a year and met him recently when he was in Johannesburg. I was delighted to be asked to make some entries in Change Facilitation's Blog on 'Change in South Africa'. What a huge subject! Where do I start? I was thinking about doing something around our work – change management when sudden, unexpected change was thrust upon me. Entropy. It came in two forms – an unpleasant food poisoning from an 'authentic' Durban Curry restaurant which arrived while I was giving a presentation to a knowledge management conference and the murder of a friend of mine, Jens Mende who was shot in his bedroom at his home near Johannesburg for two laptops. All this on the same day. Jens was an academic and lecturer at Wits University for 30+ years and this would have been the year of his retirement. I lectured with him 20 years ago and we maintained a friendship and saw each other regularly. More...

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