How To Lead Change: My #1 Tip For Success
We are wired to resist change – especially when it’s imposed on us by other people. Change is uncomfortable. It causes anxiety – and we avoid things that cause us discomfort. If you attended my talk at the SCCE conference a few weeks ago in Maryland, you know that I had my challenges leading change in one of my previous roles. I gained a valuable takeaway from that experience, so I want to share my #1 insight that can make your compliance initiatives more successful: Plan for organizational resistance. Most people don’t think about resistance when they’re executing a project plan. They mobilize support and communicate the positive reasons for the change. But overlooking resistance can undermine the sustainability of your change in the long run. You must apply a level of change management to your approach.