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Managing Change When Opposition is Thick

By December 30, 2014 No Comments

Change is hard.  It’s why the status quo is so pervasive.  Above all else, we fear what we don’t know or understand; this applies as much to our professional lives as our personal lives.  Any leader who has sought to drive their organization forward has necessarily felt some pushback from his employees.

There are a number of ways to minimize resistance, or at least meet it head-on, however.  Communication is chief among them.  When employees understand the challenge at hand and how the proposed solution is the best option for mitigating the problem, they’re likely to be far more receptive to it.  On the other hand, if they’re kept out of the loop as to what’s happening and why, you can expect some serious resistance.  Read on for a better understanding of why employees resist change.


Resistance to change in organizations - Torbenrick

Infographic courtesy of TorbenRick.eu.