The Wind of Change is
daring leaders, cheered by adventurous sailors, and
resisted by all
others: target beneficiaries, competitors, deep rooted practices,
established ties, robust structures and their inhabitants.
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Which group do you
Human and Organizational Barriers To
If you want to
overcome resistance to change and lead change successfully, you must not only pursue your
vision while being
flexible, but also be aware of the barriers
you'll face and know how to deal with them.
Fear of failure. The new order may require
may be beyond our capabilities. There is resistance to trying a new
approach as people know how to operate in the existing order, but
fear they will not be able to acquire the new skills and behavior
that will be required of them.
Leaving a comfort zone. People are afraid to stretch their comfort
zones. It's only natural to put off things that scare us, to
sidestep goals that require us to leave our comfort zone and take a
Losing something of value. If people believe they will wind up
losing as a result of the change, they will resist.
Inertia. All organizations suffer from inertia to some degree and
try to maintain status quo. Change requires effort, oftentimes, a
significant one. So, don't underestimate the power of fatigue and
the big picture for your audience.
Laser focus your
toward the desired outcome you want to achieve...
Strategic Change Management
– the purpose: the
or the opportunity to be pursued...