First posted December 2010 - Lesley Cramman
The recent snowy weather in the UK has stopped many of us in our tracks – doing simple things like getting out of the street to go to the shops or take the children to school suddenly became a bit of a challenge. I have been walking my mum’s rather cold, resisting labrador at night time to avoid mum braving the icy roads and risking a fall. Wandering around in the incredible light, with the muffled sounds that snow produces, even in the heart of the city, created an unexpected opportunity for a bit of quiet reflection.
I hadn’t given Kurt Lewin’s 3 stages of change ideas a great deal of thought recently – but in the cold and ice the model seemed a rather appropriate starting point for thinking about the state we find ourselves in at the moment, with public sector organisations bracing themselves for deep, and perhaps fatal cuts to their budgets.