The 2 simple truths on lowering resistance to change

As leaders in the 21st century, adapting to change becomes a daily feat. Although it is safe to stick to old routines, opening your organization to new changes provides immense opportunities for the future.

recent SmartBrief article by digital marketing agency Weaving Influence explains how this rapid increase in adaptable work culture scares individuals, and identifies two simple truths that can help leaders bring about change while building trust in the process:

1. People don’t resist change; they resist being controlled

According to the authors, one of the great myths around change is that people automatically resist it. In truth, most people don’t resist the change itself; but rather being controlled by others. This subconscious reaction can be shifted by both clarifying why a specific change is needed and inviting team members to provide their input into the change strategy at stake. This way, your leadership can help your organization learn to accept change and not let complacency stand in the way.


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