Ofir Davidescu, PhD


Crisis Management and Organization Development Expert

(since 1983)

When the pain

becomes unbearable,

a personal or organizational change will occur

The need for significant existence stems from the ability to move on from the current compromise to the path of improvement. An individual, organization, community or society wishing to succeed must go through this process. We must all learn to stop compromising and begin improving.

Even when we accept that improving is better than compromising, we compromise. Furthermore, we explain to ourselves how our choice of compromise is the proper choice. Most of us do not change.

To the question: Why? The answer is: We gave up.


Most of us do not admit to having given up to totally conquering the mind, and to not being able to stop the self-convincing thought that comfort us. An old proverb explains that personal or organizational change will only occur if the pain becomes unbearable. When the situation becomes impossible, we can all explain almost perfectly what needs to be done here and now.


"Most of us do not implement this understanding, forget the pain and know perfectly why change will fail.”

Davidescu at a lecture on the origins of the method, 2002 Tel Aviv


Davidescu has been serving for years as a major leader and facilitator in the processes of moving from compromise to improvement.

Davidescu combines vitality, determination and perseverance to create long lasting change in an organization or community.

Together with Management and identified change agents he forms the environment for opportunities that implement change.  

Throughout the process Davidescu ensures that change is maintained in the long run.


To implement change, Davidescu combines the ‘ADRABA’ method in his work aimed at training prominent employees within the company who will know how to continue the change process over time by means of their non-conforming point of view.


The basic elements of Davidescu’s method:

  • Constancy is stronger than change

  • Constancy does not change on its own

  • Constancy will change only if forced

  • Forced change is stronger than constancy

  • Pain is forced by reality

  • Change will occur only if forced

  • Endurance reduces pain

  • Endurance is equivalent to resistance

  • The understanding that pain exists reduces resistance

  • Pain without the understanding that there is pain is equal to reduced pain

  • Resistance to pain strengthens constancy

  • Not understanding that pain exists strengthens constancy

  • Transition from constancy to change will happen only when pain is unbearable and such understanding exists

  • Forced and unbearable pain creates a forced opportunity for change

  • Turning down the opportunity is equivalent to resistance and therefore prevents change

  • Change will occur when we use the opportunity brought about by pain and understanding of it. Together they are stronger than endurance and resistance.


"All excellent things are as difficult as they are rare… difficulty lies in virtue.”

Spinoza’s Moral Philosophy

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