Openness is the Key to Getting Acceptance by Opponents
Jagdish B Acharya, Consultant, India
When openness is shown to opponents, the process of accepting change to the agenda also starts. This melts the resistance and paves the way for better understanding and objective evaluation of the change agenda.
After all, change agents should also be ready to accept change to their agenda if they are interested in change.
By not accepting opponents, signals are sent that the change agent (manager) is only interested in enforcing a change, and not in improvement of the process as the final goal.