Change comes hard in many organizations, at least in parts, and ours is no different, and in some departments, reluctance to change is almost a good thing, though not in the extreme that leaves those folks struggling when the weather shifts.
One of my work peeps is moving mountains, and apparently bringing a few to Mohammed, in that he is setting up elements of adaptation to change in corners of our world. That, in and of itself, is a good thing, and something to be applauded, but the better thing is the change that he's bringing to himself. This week, he was off taking his PhD qualifying examination in a foreign culture and in a foreign language.
Yeah, he was a little shaky on his way out, which is exactly how we all felt going into those exams, and if he felt any different, I'd be worried. Fear is a good motivator in many circumstances, and this is one.
For helping the world around us learn to adapt better to necessary change, and for bringing that same force to bear on himself, he's getting a card. He'll also gets a bottle of cava, Negro Brut, once we know he passed. (There's a backstory to that choice that'll come out one day.)