How often do we find ourselves in a communication debacle from the misuse of a single word? After a few rounds, clarifying back and forth we usually sort it out. In the business world, this is not a life or death matter and I sometimes use the expression “no one will die from this” or “this isn't open heart surgery”, to help [...]
According to Dr. A. J. Schuler, author of Negotiate Your Way to Success, there are 10 common reasons why people resist change. Common Reasons Why People Resist Change Risk of change is seen as greater than risk of status quo Connections to people disturbed - "tribal bonding" No role models for new environment Fear of incompetence or looking incompetent Feeling [...]
Endings are boring, negative, and emotionally heavy so let’s forget about them and just get on with what’s new, exciting, and fun!
Almost anything is easier to get into than out of. ~Agnes Allen Not so fast says William Bridges, author of Managing Transitions: Making the Most of Change, who contends the single biggest reason why changes fail is that no one thought about endings or how to manage their impact on people. Bridges distinguishes a change, which is situational (e.g. [...]