Faced with inevitable change, those who accept the change have the most power to shape the details. It’s not about self-interested conformity or passively accepting defeat; it’s about making decisions based on how things are rather than how we would wish them to be. It’s about seizing the initiative.
When you have legitimate concerns about an order or a policy, you have the right and the obligation to make those concerns known. Be tactful, as the surest way to have your opinion arbitrarily rejected is to frame it as a complaint. Once you’ve voiced your concerns, your duty is to make it work. Fighting it will just cause chaos, but even some of the most harebrained schemes can be saved by determined chiefs and JOs. Think of it as a challenge– if there’s only one person on Earth that could make this plan work, is it you? Who knows, you might even find out that you’re not always right.
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Change is much easier to digest if you become a part of the change. There's always this - from General Eric Shinseki:
"If you don't like change, you are going to like irrelevance even less."