Prime Minister Tony Blair once said, “Ideals survive through change. They die through inertia in the face of challenge.”
The inertia involved in fighting change often may not be a good thing! Can we make a shift toward seeing cultural adjustment as an active, positive process of dealing with change? Change is inevitable, so make the effort to plan for it.
Darlene Jovellanos’ article that we just read, suggested that a change-management model of cultural adjustment may be helpful in capturing the ideals of how cross-cultural workers can approach their personal journey of cultural adjustment. Take a look at this article and see what you think…
Now, take a few moments and think about the implications as we overlay the Kwast Model of Culture with the Change Cycle: