If you want to overcome resistance to change and lead change successfully,
you must not only pursue
your vision, but also
be aware of the barriers you'll face and know how to deal with them







Human barriers

  • Lack of Leadership when change fails to occur as planned, the cause if often to be found at a deeper level, rooted in the inappropriate mindsets, behavior, beliefs, attitudes, and assumptions of would-be leaders

  • Managers, who are confident that they are smart and in control and their anger over real or perceived loss of power and control are often the biggest barriers to change

  • Human systems seek homeostasis and equilibrium, i.e. prefer a predictable, stable world

  • Personal cost of change threat to personal interests; loss felt by the people in the organization when change occurs; discomfort with doing things differently, resentment over increased workload, fear of job loss, and generalized anxiety about the unknown.

  • "Not invented here" syndrome

  • Lack of creative dissatisfaction with the status quo



Corporate barriers

  • Highly structured, established ways of working, depriving the organization of the sensitivity, agility and nuance

  • Non-questioning culture

  • Poor communication with diverse groups and individuals

Why Change Fails: 8 Common Errors

An effective means of overcoming the resistance to change:

Separate the human issues from the business issues.


Same Reality, Different Perceptions

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