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10 Steps to Successful Change Management by George Vukotich

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STEP EIGHT

Overcome Challenges

OVERVIEW

Why do people resist change? Reasons for resistance Stereotypes, groupthink, and other things that get in the way Addressing resistance to change

 

Change will only happen when the pain of change is less than the pain of staying the same.

—Richard Beckhard

 

Key points to keep in mind During a change initiative, challenges come in a number of ways and from a number of sources. Some result from events you expect or know may happen. For example, people quit their jobs, leaving you to come up with substitute resources, or competitors come up with new products that threaten your market share. Other challenges arise more unexpectedly. For example, the whole team leaves the organization at a critical point ...

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