“Change is Hard”


We are living in a time of rapid change. If you look back at what your expectations were in January of this year, I am willing to guess they were vastly different from what you actually experienced.

It is also something that Boys & Girls Homes is experiencing as an organization. A lot of change has taken place already, and even more change is on the horizon.  To quote one of my favorite movies, “The Lion King”:

Rafiki – “Change is good.”

Simba – “Yeah, but it’s not easy.”

We just finished our annual employee survey, and the results indicate that change is hard for us as an organization.

And we are not alone, 50% of employees in non-profit organizations struggle to deal with change. 

Why is that?

The motivation to change is hampered by our feelings, habits, and fears.

Boys and Girls Homes of NC is a wonderful place to work that does great work with children and families.  We are on the precipice of serving even more children and families in new and exciting ways. 

However, Boys and Girls Homes is not the same place that it was in 1954 or 2005; we are better.  We are better because we embraced the challenges we faced and changed.  It’s time to do it again and I am excited, maybe a little nervous, but definitely ready!

Join us in these uncertain times of change. For us, the ultimate goal is better lives for children and families. No matter what change may be taking place in your life, helping to create a better place for children and families provides the biggest rewards life can offer.

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Rev. John Cobb is the Continuous Quality Improvement Risk Manager and Sanctuary Coordinator for Boys and Girls Homes of North Carolina.


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