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The Complete Idiot's Guide to Project Management, 5th Edition by G. Michael Campbell PMP, G. Michael Campbell, Sunny Baker

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Overcoming Resistance to Change

Many people naturally resist change in their lives, whether it’s moving to a new house or city, finding another job, or any other situation where they must give up the tried-and-true for the unknown. People may be resistant to the changes your project deliverables will bring for a variety of reasons, including …
• Fear
• Feelings of powerlessness
• Simple discomfort
• Absence of self-interest
Any of these emotions can cause people to refuse to accept the changes that the project will bring. You will need to build actions and communications to help them address the root cause and gradually bring them into a mindset that accepts the project.

Fear

For some people, when they hear about changes that a project ...

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