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If You Think Change Will Be Hard, It Will Be

change change leadership leadership Feb 27, 2021

Written by Roxanne Brown

If you think change will be hard, it will be. We’ve seen it over and over again. If you believe your people can’t handle change or don’t like change then you are pretty much guaranteeing that it won’t go well. If you believe that your people can handle change and just need to be treated with respect in the process, you have a much better shot at the change going well.

Do your words and your actions demonstrate that you…

  • Understand (or at least are trying to understand) how people are affected by the change you’re introducing?
  • Believe people are basically reasonable and just need context and a little space/time to process
  • Recognize people will have a lot of questions, have reasonably prepared for that and are willing to be available for more questions as they make progress?
  • Value their participation and contribution to make your vision come to life?

A little of this goes a long way.