How is that going to get us there?
Much of what I’ve read on the topic of Change Management centers on dealing with employee resistance. I have found that most employees want to be supportive, particularly if the change is tied to company growth and stability. To be fair, all of the change initiatives I’ve seen have experienced at least some level of employee resistance. However in a majority of them, the resistance was not due to lack of clarity or commitment about the change vision or fearing for the stability of their jobs. The resistance was due to the fact that the path described (if a path was described at all) wasn’t convincing…..in many cases, even to the guiding team.
My colleague, Kelly Nieto, and I have developed an approach that helps leaders and change facilitators to develop technically sound change initiatives that actually have a shot at achieving the desired results. Stay tuned.