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Leading Change, Part 1: Chaos – Not Change – Is the Real Problem

If we’ve heard it once from frustrated leaders, we’ve heard it a thousand times: “People always resist change.” But is that really true? Is change always viewed as bad by employees? Of course not. Many changes are readily acknowledged by employees to be good, necessary, and positive. Yet they still resist – even when they… Continue reading Leading Change, Part 1: Chaos – Not Change – Is the Real Problem

Two Approaches to Executing Change

Let’s assume that a certain change has to take place in your business. What will you do? How will you introduce and execute the change? There are two methods you can use: the Hammer Approach or the Commitment Approach. The method you pick should depend on the kind of change you want to implement. Hammer… Continue reading Two Approaches to Executing Change

Overt and Covert Resistance to Change

When people object to change – or, more accurately, the chaos that change brings – their objection can take two forms: overt resistance and covert resistance. Overt resistance may or may not be verbal, but it is always obvious. You can see it in people’s body language, their facial expressions, and in what they say… Continue reading Overt and Covert Resistance to Change

8 Reasons People Resist Change

It is a common belief that people always resist change. That is not entirely accurate. After all, if a change is positive, such as receiving a 10% raise, people can be all for it! It is more accurate to say that people resist the chaos that change brings. Such resistance is normal, it is natural,… Continue reading 8 Reasons People Resist Change