We have talked about change many times. Change in organization, effectiveness of change, importance of change and the list goes on. As said every time, change is a vital part of everyone’s life. Timely change is very important for growth and development on a personal as well as professional basis. Change, however big or small can bring big differences in life.
Yes, change is good and it should be adopted. But before adopting it, it needs to be initiated. The question here is who would initiate the change. It is very essential to address this question. If this question would be left unanswered, there won’t be that change initiation process which is equally important. This answer can be well addressed with the famous quote by Mahatma Gandhi, “Be the change you wish to see in the world.”
This quote actually adds a lot of meaning. We should be the change, initiate the change we wish to see in the world. How can we expect others to bring that change which we desire if we ourselves don’t step up for the same? Small steps can add a lot of meaning, maybe it can lead to a big transformation in the future for the betterment of the society as a whole.
The best example is the ongoing ‘Seed Ball Movement.’ It was initiated with an intention to save environment by contributing to increasing the number of trees. This movement was initiated by a group of activists to increase the depleting green cover. This is an unique idea which includes making balls of seeds of plants and trees like neem, peepal, gulmohar,babool, tamarind, etc. These seeds are preferred as they are strong species and ideal to be grown on highways. The only requisites for making seedball are soil, seeds and cowdung. The step includes simply mixing these three and making small balls. These balls are then thrown randomly at places which then grow gradually, when watered- either through rains or any other mode.
This is a small and simple step yet a very effective measure taken up to protect the environment and raise awareness among people to do the same. It can thus be said that small steps can bring big changes, if not immediately, gradually. This applies to organizations too which desire to initiate or adopt change. There needs to be an initiator, rather every person should initiate the change by himself/herself, setting an example for others to follow.
Written By Faber Ramya Pillai