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March 27, 2020

Training the Four Quadrant Change Curve

Training the four quadrant change curve - Fluxx Live

Change is a complex thing. In the so called VUCA times (volatility, uncertainty, complexity, ambiguity) employees often feel uncertain and unbalanced. Many are afraid of the future because they fear the potential to loose something in their life, which they might eventually have built up over a long time. This often refers to emotional stability elements in the individuals life.

But the bad news is, if we don’t drive change, we are going to become obsolete with time. So how do we balance being driven by change and actively driving change without forgetting our roots and heritage? Well, from our perspective the answer is clear – be the change and create the heritage of tomorrow – as an evolution, not a revolution. The guideline must be: „the only constant is change.“

The famous scientist John P. Kotter as well as his colleague Elisabeth Kübler-Ross designed a theoretical concept about the development of change in the perception of mankind. The result is the so called „change curve“ which contains the following four steps:

  1. Denial
    „Not possible“ – if happenings are diametrical to your own wishes you enter the denial stage. If you don’t feel comfortable in the topic, you avoid it.
  2. Resistance
    „If you continue doing it, I’ll destroy it“ – if you cannot avoid the change, you’ll generate resistance to sabotage the change process.
  3. Recognition
    „If I can’t avoid it, I’ll make it my own.“ – the longer the resistance, the more you’ll recognize you can’t stop the constant change.
  4. Discovery
    „If it’s mine, I’m gonna master it“ – After recognizing the potential of change, you’ll generate excitement and feel satisfaction, because your comfort zone grows (through the learning zone) 

That whole process finally leads into real intrinsic motivation and is the final achievement for a trainee in a Fluxx Live training and finally in life overall.

Our task in the change process? Taking employees on a learning journey and giving them each the individual time they need. Because everyone has its own pace that can’t be accelerated.

Our target is to boost the information flow in a team, build up communication in the beginning of a project to avoid sentences like „my boss sent me“. At the same time we are implementing a mentorship within your company with the side effect of a thriving brand culture.

You want to know more about our change philosophy? Please watch H.P.´s trainings session below or read more about our change insights (https://fluxxlive.com/change-insights). Contact us directly via mail and mobile. We are there for you at any time.


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FLUXX Team - Moritz Grabosch
Moritz Grabosch - Founder

Moritz is a certified music producer with the passion to inspire and move people. It benefits him that he has performed as an entertainer in over 500 appearances on stages throughout Europe.

As an ambassador for brands such as BMW, MINI & Leica, he is deeply immersed in the world of lifestyle brands and loves to live their lifestyle and to convey it to other people. Moritz is a communicator in German & English and also thinks of music as one of his preferred languages. As a trainer and consultant, he creates a unique way to speak the language of his customers and to adapt quickly to different groups of people and cultures.

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