Do You Know How to Handle the Difficulty of Organizational Change
No leader wants to make change more difficult. The ability to handle the difficulty of organizational change differentiates successful change leaders from their peers. Change management experts know employees usually resist change out of a kind of fear of upsetting the more comfortable balance of the status quo.
It is also powerful for change leaders to remember that any important or difficult change must overcome the fear of the unknown, untried, or of potential failure. After most successful organizational change efforts, people talk about their ability to embrace and endure the fear of change with those around them. That is easier said than done.
Change is Complex and Messy
Part of the problem with leading change is that there is a wide range of opinions about what factors most influence organizational change initiatives and what should be done to improve your chances of success. That’s because change is personal, messy, complex, and uniquely tied to each organization’s business strategy and workplace culture
Three Tips to Better Handle the Difficulty of Organizational Change
Change management training and consulting experts have all kinds of advice on how to introduce change and communicate effectively throughout the process. But as hard as you try, there will still be some frustration and fear. To better handle the difficulty of organizational change:
The Bottom Line
To better handle the difficulty of organizational change make sure you do not underestimate the challenge of changing behavior, fight the political power structures, or give too much power to those who resist change.
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