Strategic Planning & Execution That Works

Strategic Planning & Execution That Works

For change to work, it needs to gain the support of others. How others will respond depends on your value proposition. Resistance to change happens when the perceived costs for changing are substantially higher than the effort to change. We identified five reasons why people resist change. We refer to them as the “5 Faces of Resistance.” Each face indicates a distinctive reason for opposing the change. Recognizing each face of resistance helps us know the deeper reasons driving the response. As we address the root causes behind resistance, we are able to engage people once again. When we remove the source for resistance, we immediately gain greater support. Then, change is possible. When introducing a change we recognize that some people will tend to resist it. At times, we are the ones resisting it. It is important to accept such responses not as a negative view, or an obstacle, but as the opportunity for real growth. Change without resistance will not produce growth. Key Point Resistance to change happens for good reasons. Lasting solutions come by resolving the deeper concerns that cause people to resist. By addressing the root causes we can solve  a problem in a way that it stays solved. The correct actions remedy the root cause by removing the barriers of resistance. Resistance is for a reason. Usually what people are resisting is not the change itself, but the real or perceived pain of making the change. When making a change, we need to first consider what others want. Change without resistance will not produce growth. Unless we address the root cause, the issues will persist. Ignoring...