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.
This is a simple exercise you can use to see more clearly why people might be opposing you or your idea.
Getting back on track demands that we listen to what others have to say. Often that is very difficult. Avoiding these pitfalls could make the difference between success and failure.