We’ve often witnessed that “Change is always good”. Organizations are constantly changing their strategies and objectives. Most of the time, we have seen that employees become the number one opponent of change. There are several different reasons why employees have learned to resist against the change. The major reason is the bad management of change in the workplace.
In companies, the managers and advisors are the ones who have to implement change. Here the problem arises because their style of announcing is like messengers rather than the advisors. They don’t possess the training and knowledge necessary to be a competent “agent of change,” which leads to poor communication between the leaders and the general employee.
This is unfortune that most employees do not respond to the change with the expected happiness. Companies need to understand the reason of their resistance. People’s prefer stability and comfort over change in both their personal and professional lives. Though it’s much easier to live inside your comfort zone but when the change happens then it’s always going to be something that needs to be handled. Over the past few years, change has become a standard in the business world. Companies are successful who can manage the change with ease and will have an upper hand over their competition.
How to Overcome Resistance to Change
- Identify the root cause of resistance
- Listen to the people’s fear and concerns
- Provide the clarity & certainty
- Explain what’s in it for each person
- Make people part of it
- Involve executive leadership
- Leverage the right technology