Explores why it is important to be clear where we focus our attention.
Here are the results of our study on effective change in organizations.
This is the foundation for my Change without Migraines™ approach.
Even the best plans can derail. Conditions change – changing market forces, new directives from headquarters, a change in personnel, a union election, and so on. In other words, resistance to change takes over. Managing organizational change is especially challenging during this stage.
Three critical things to know at this stage:
- Be able to spot resistance early and in its many subtle forms.
And be able to determine if the potential derailment is caused
technical, financial, or human factors. These are common
sources of resistance to change. If you know these, you can
avoid many of the real headaches that come with change.
- Ways to find out why things are going off track. If you judge
wrong, you can either get people madder at you or waste
some valuable time.
- Strategies to turn opposition and reluctance into support.
Here are some tools that can help.
This is a short interview with Rick Maurer conducted by the Association for Quality Control.
This is an assessment you can use to determine what’ s going on and develop strategies to get things back on track.
Listening is the most important skill to use when things are going poorly.
This snippet must be a portion of a longer article I was working on. It is a list of things that can help you regain trust.
Level 2 Resistance is an emotional reaction to the new idea. In short, people are afraid. They fear that with this change they will lose control over their work, lose respect, become overwhelmed by yet another straw on their backs — or-they may be afraid they will lose their jobs.
According to a survey of Fortune 500 executives, resistance is the primary reason that changes fail in organizations. In a similar survey conducted by Deloitte Consulting, 80 percent of the CIOs surveyed said that resistance was the main reason why technology projects failed. Not lack of skill or resources, but that soft touchy-feely human reaction of resistance.