Facilitating the Organizational Transformation
A new concept in personal development is shaping up within the organizations, even if we are not in the least inclined to accept it. It involves very different paradigms from those that have brought us to where we stand nowadays.
Having worked in organizations that had from 3,000 to as many as 120,000 workers in several countries over the last 10 years, fully focused on the facilitation of transformational programs, I feel encouraged to share this invaluable experience I have amassed.
Our chances to learn how to live in ongoing transformation are diminished dramatically by the lack of understanding and acknowledgement of the fact that we all are unaccomplished beings permanently perfecting ourselves, what we know and in what ways we can develop.
That obviously brings on issues that will be apparent during the whole transformation process, such as: one's surprise and bewilderment at the discovery that one needs to undergo transformation; the grievance that such discovery will inflict; the surrounding of individuals and situations so attached to the old paradigms that they will do whatever they can to conserve the status quo; those who advocate changes effective immediately, but don't realize the need to undergo transition; those who openly oppose the idea of leaving their comfort zone; the great number of individuals who are indifferent, generally unaware of how much of an obstacle they may represent to transformation in comparison to those who oppose it openly. Overall, fear of the idea of transformation is the root cause of this entire adverse situation.
Facilitating transformation is something that requires four pillars:
1. liberation from the safe mode (from the survival of the conscience to an ever evolving conscience);
2. an intense state of presence;
3. an atmosphere of truth and openness;
4. an experience of interconnectivity.
Keywords: Personal Development, Facilitating Transformation, Organizational Transformation
Prof. Enrique Di Lucca
Educator and Facilitator, Company Division, Contactos Latino América
Prof. Maria del Carmen G. Chude
Educational Director, Educational Division, Contactos Latino America