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A framework for teams on the move

"We resist transition not because we can't accept the change, but because we can't accept letting go of that piece of ourselves that we have to give up when and because the situation has changed.” - William Bridges

The fluidity of a transition affects how successful individuals and businesses are under disruption. Organisations must become better at unlearning and adopt this as a way of life if they are to transition well and take all members of the team on the journey.

Disruption is not the enemy, it’s our inability to swiftly transition from one ‘normal’ to another that is the enemy, and unlearning is the answer.

Key take-outs
  • Awareness - taking inventory of the 'old' and the normal - disengage instincts

  • What do we wish to discard?

  • What do we wish to keep that will serve us as we progress?

  • What do we need to acquire that we have never had before?

  • How do we use what we have to experiment and explore?


Transitions are uncomfortable and this often dissuades and discourages teams from transitioning successfully. Navigating Transitions uses ambiguity exercises to introduce this discomfort or confusion and encourage teams to see the discomfort for what it is - an invitation to unlearn and cross over.

'Navigating Transitions' makes clear why the discomfort exists and why we often fail to transition successfully when faced with this discomfort.

UnLearning approaches transitions with a known to unknown strategy. We understand that the biggest hurdle with transitions is an anxiety around what we do not know, that takes us away from the familiar.

Using the principles of UnLearning, the presentation and workshop helps teams take stock of who they were, understand their power and successfully grab hold of a new identity.

Take Home Value
  • Teach techniques that help to make successful transitions in life and business

  • Shed light on why some some companies succeed while others fail when transitioning

  • Help teams appreciate and understand the pivotal UnLearning factors that contribute to making successful transitions

  • Evoke attitudes of patience, courage and enthusiasm in transitioning individuals

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