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Engaging employees who struggle with change

Shen Wei

Respecting the resisters will bring them on side, advocates Elizabeth Doty, writing for Strategy+Business.

When you instigate any change in your organisation there will always be team members who cling doggedly to the status quo. It’s easy to label them as whingers and disregard their views, but that’s not going to make for a smooth transition, no matter how upbeat your ideas and plans are.

While you might instinctively pay more attention to those who are willing champions for your goals, ignoring the dissenters can build a virtual wall between those with conflicting viewpoints and encourage a culture of “us” and “them”.

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Source Article: Us Versus Them: Reframing Resistance To Change
Author(s): Elizabeth Doty
Publisher: Strategy+Business