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Is Change Good?

Media - by - August 21, 2007 - 00:57 Etc/GMT+5 - Be first to Comment!

Why can’t things stay the same?
I hear it every time we make a change – “Why can’t you leave it alone?” or “What’s wrong with the way it was?”
I will ask a question in return. Are we doing it the best we can, or is a change required to do it better, faster, more efficiently? When you think about it, how can you get better, how can you grow, how can you do more without changing something?
I am always on the lookout for a way to improve, a way to excel at what we do, and unfortunately, this often requires change.
There is another reason for change, for doing something different. When things change, people tend to notice what they might have overlooked before. Why does McDonald’s put up new food pictures every couple of months? To get you to notice that meal deal and spend more money of course! Why do advertisers make new commercials to sell the same car? To get your attention again.
This can also really be a help to us personally – have you ever picked up a different translation of the bible and started reading, only to find a whole new world of biblical understanding open up for you?
When it comes to our media ministry, we can use both of these reasons for change to our benefit. We can continue to make improvements and try new ideas and we can use change to get peoples attention. It may be as simple as changing the background behind an announcement or as big as re-arranging the media desk and putting up new signage. Implementing changes may help people notice what they have been overlooking and help us do a better job in accomplishing our mission.

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