How do we manage 𝗿𝗲𝘀𝗶𝘀𝘁𝗮𝗻𝗰𝗲 to change?
We don’t. We 𝗰𝗵𝗮𝗻𝗴𝗲 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗻𝗮𝗿𝗿𝗮𝘁𝗶𝘃𝗲. We have to!
This is a pet peeve of mine. I don’t believe in an automatic resistance to change. Au contraire: I believe most people are prepared for, and accepting of, changes as an integrated part of their work.
What they don’t like is 𝘂𝗻𝗰𝗲𝗿𝘁𝗮𝗶𝗻𝘁𝘆.
And changes bring about uncertainty:
❓ Why is this changing
❓ Will I be fired
❓ Will I be able to operate in new ways
❓ Will I get a new boss
❓ Will I get new colleagues
❓ Will I like them
❓ Will I still be able to approve expenses
Don’t manage resistance to change. You don’t need to.
Answer questions! As early and as firmly as you can. Listen out for uncertainties and address them.
“We don’t know yet” is also an answer. Not a long term one, but it’ll allow you time to find the answer.
Clear up the uncertainties that people have, then they can release mental power to own and embrace the change 🧠➡🧡
Do you experience resistance – or uncertainty?