If you can answer that question on an emotional level, you have won the battle. If people believe that it will influence them positively, they will embrace the change.
How To Deal With Resistance to Change
Let’s go back to the “arm folding” exercise you did earlier. What did you do the second time that you did not do the first time? You probably looked down at your arms and became conscious of what you were doing. The first time you did it automatically. The second time, you were aware of what you were doing.
What did you became aware of the second time? You became aware of what you were doing the first time. Only then could you make a decision to change…”maybe I don’t need to change or maybe I do”
So we can only change, once we become aware of what we are doing. We call this…ENDINGS
You got a glimpse of the new way (folding the arms another way). We call that…NEW BEGINNINGS
When you let go of the old and tried a new way, how did it feel?
This is called…TRANSITIONS
It requires not just an intellectual shift, but an emotional one as well.
It is very easy for people to fall back into their old ways of doing things. Between “Endings” and “New Beginnings” is where it’s very uncomfortable and awkward.
The bottom line
You need to change the way you lead your employees if you want to deal with resistance to change effectively.
If you keep on doing the same things as a leader, your employees will probably keep on responding the way they did in the past. The end result is that you will keep on getting the same results.
This new way of leading, should support an environment of trust, openness, support, accountability and high energy.
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