I have never expected how open people are when they hear that I am interested in their experience with organizational change! They want to tell their story (mostly at least). Women seem to focus more on private change, men more on professional.
Asking them more concretely, it becomes apparent that most of them experienced change negatively. Some even chose to leave the organization. Is it just the effect that people who experienced change more negatively are more willing to share their thoughts and suffering than those who experienced it positively – or is it a connotation of change itself? Is change even if successful in business terms still mainly associated with negative emotions?
Anyhow, I still need four interviewees: If you are a change manager responsible for major change processes or projects and willing to share also your personal biographical story please contact me!