Posted on August 17, 2011 by Jim Connolly
Change is always a touchy subject with most everyone, especially in the workplace. The three top methods to change are the following:
- Impact Change
- Spaced Repetition
Impact changes are unforgettable. It’s a time in your life when something shocked your system, like being fired, a sudden death, a surprise party, winning the lottery, anything of that nature. Lessons learned from an “impact change” can be deep and lasting, but from a training perspective, impact change is hard to plan so therefore, difficult to use in the training arena.
Discovery or “Ah-ha moments” are also challenging to plan, but are very effective in the long-term retention. It’s like the commercial for a famous tomato juice beverage, “I could’da had a V-8!” (smack your hand on your forehead simultaneously for the full effect!)
Than the last method to change, spaced repetition. Also very effective as the other two methods but has the advantage of being plan-able. It’s the way most of us learned our multiplication times tables (oh, the countless hours writing times tables for Sister Madeleine, punishment for speaking in public. Now I get paid for doing the very same thing
Which one of these three methods have you experienced in your own life and how effective or how has it served you?
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