Years ago, a report was published about the groupthink at NASA that had led to the Challenger disaster. Upon reading it, I thought it sounded awfully familiar. At the time, I worked in a company where people who challenged the group too much were labeled “not a team player,” and to hold strongly to a contrary position meant you were “falling on your sword” over it. As a result, conflict was generally avoided in this organization. [Read more…] about Interrupt Peer Pressure to Allow Culture Change
A catalyst sparks the need for change. Whether that catalyst is an emergency, a problem, or an opportunity, the change initiative starts when an individual or group decides to do something about it. [Read more…] about Five Origins of Change and Their Impact on Urgency
Despite our best efforts to influence change, people often don’t transition as easily as we expect them to. Instead of becoming frustrated, try to understand the reason for their response. There’s probably something you can do to help them through it.
When someone seems to be resisting change, consider the following 50 reasons that might be holding them back. Even better, see what you can do to head these off before they happen. [Read more…] about 50 Reasons Why People Resist Change