Wow. What an unprecedented time. History tells us that pandemics hit once every one hundred years, and well, we’re in it. We’ll never forget these days, and they’re certainly changing the ways we do life.
COVID-19 has clearly changed the way we work. Physically, we’re mostly all functioning remotely now, which for change management professionals is a big hurdle to overcome. We’re the group who likes to be onsite, in the conference and breakrooms, and walking the halls, right? We’re all learning how to do our change management work differently, and while there certainly have been failures along the way (we probably all have humorous stories to tell), we’re a smart bunch figuring out how to do this. What the new norm will look like is still to be determined, but I’m convinced that we’ll bring some of these new learnings with us. It’s going to be exciting!
On the ACMP side of things, this month we're pleased to share the first newsletter for the newly formed Carolinas Chapter! I’d like to thank Jonathan Blatt, Leslie Ottavi, Kendra Whitney, Aaron Stroud, Leslie Crain-Ellis, Julie Gawle, Teresa Fabiano, Chris LaPata, and Bill Lickert for their tireless work and countless hours to bring the consolidation to a reality. What a great group of change managers, and if you don’t know them, make it a point to reach out – you’ll be glad you did.
As summer is right around the corner and we roll into the loosening of CV-19 related restrictions, please be careful and stay safe. My best wishes for good health for each of you!
David Chapman, ACMP Carolinas Chapter President