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venkataramanan
Professor, India

How to Make Employees LOVE Change?

Most of the discussions in this particular knowledge center change iceberg focus on the RESISTANCE to change. My question is how to make people LOVE change... Why not create and exploit that situation? And what are the best options and approaches to accomplish that?
 

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Bill Boynton
Teacher, United States
 

Build and Grow an 'Involved' Corporate Culture

I think that there might be several ways or steps that could to be taken to have (followers) employee's become excited and enthused with change.
Most people are afraid for what they don't know, and worse yet, they don't understand.
To address this issue, I maintain that organizations need to establish an "organizational shared vision statement", a statement that everyone can understand, and possibly relate to.
If and when they are able to do this, they will be able to find ways to align their own personal development for career planning and many cases career alterations.
Multi career planning is fast becoming the process for all the change that is becoming our way of life today.
A shared vision that can be communicated throughout the whole organization, especially through a "dialogue" communication process can go a long way in approaching and growing a positive organizational / Institutional culture.
We become what is called a "learning organization", with a whole cadre of followers.

 
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Nguyen Thai Hien
Business Consultant, Viet Nam
 

Making People Love Change - the Point is Find Out the Main Resistance

I think the point is to find out the main motives and reasons they are afraid to change. The iceberg... Sign up

 
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Umesh Dharmatti
Manager, India
 

By Default Human Beings are Averse to Change

By default we human beings / employees are averse to change. But on the day I can relate the benefi... Sign up

 
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Giang
Manager, Viet Nam
 

Make People Get Acquaintanced with Change by Helping Them

Always help them to change, starting with the smallest things first, and encourage them when they ge... Sign up

 
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Andile Ace Kwakweni
Project Manager, South Africa
 

How to Make Executives Love Change?

@Bill Boynton: Any advice on what to do in a public sector environment (with approx. 5000 employees)... Sign up

 
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niraj
India
 

The Ingredients to Make Employees LOVE Change

As per the basic instinct humans don't want to work or change. We are FORCED to work. Yes the force... Sign up

 
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Jay Shah
Manager, Australia
 

How to Make People Love Change and Herzberg's 2 Factors

@niraj: Indeed (according to Herzberg's 2 Factor Theory) people are encouraged to do - whatever they... Sign up

 
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Nomi Hattingh
Australia
 

Making Employees Love Change Bottom Up

Ask for proposals/submissions for change from the bottom up. Immediately implement some, publish the... Sign up

 
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Mohammad Owais
Manager, Pakistan
 

Getting the Stakeholders On-board

Our organization has gone through some large changes recently, our brand portfolio doubled, head off... Sign up

 
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Brijesh Kumar Agarwal
Manager, India
 

How to Make Employees LOVE Change?

As we know change is inevitable. Change is going to happen in our life from time to time. Some chan... Sign up

 
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Trevor Lindars, Australia
 

Humans are not Averse to Change

@Umesh Dharmatti: Human beings are not simply "averse to change" they are averse to a perceived adve... Sign up

 
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Chavula
ICT Consultant, Zambia
 

Issues of Culture and Demographics

It's true that change should be communicated and implemented in a way that it encourages employees t... Sign up

 
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Jacob Andrews
Entrepreneur, United Arab Emirates
 

Don't Surprise People with a Sudden Change...

Do not surprise them with a sudden change. Slowly involve them in the change management process and ... Sign up

 
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Dumiso
Manager
 

How to Make People Love Change: Reward Systems

The use of reward systems to link managers' and employees' performance to the strategy will also enc... Sign up

 
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Aamir Firoz Shamsi
Professor, Pakistan
 

Perception and Belief Management

This is nice discussion because without realization, neither acceptance nor love can be created. Lov... Sign up

 
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Essi Zarini
Student (University), Iran
 

The Dance of Change with Employees

I think first of all you should persuade them to accompany you step by step. But this is difficult b... Sign up

 
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Roberta Rizzo
Project Manager, Ireland
 

Change and Love

I think you should convince employees that changes are challenging: a new technology or service or p... Sign up

 
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Dr Ray Chatwin
Lecturer, United Kingdom
 

This Should be Tackled as a Team

@Andile Ace Kwakweni: Hawkins (2011) makes the point that it is no good trying to tackle this at an ... Sign up

 
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Pioli Maurizio
Consultant, Spain
 

Changes and Fear are Connected Inside Human and Animal Brain

The human brain has an automatic system (Editor: Kahneman's Fast System) that works fast and effecti... Sign up

 
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Keith Milne, United Kingdom
 

No Easy Route - But Change Can Be Fun

'Change" - The word rings out with trouble - it all depends who is benefitting from the change - is ... Sign up

 
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AHOUANGONOU Luc Dona
Management Consultant, Benin
 

INVOLVE People to Make them LOVE CHANGE

It is important to show people the advantages they'll have when a new organization is implemented. A... Sign up

 
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Amina Bajaber
Student (University), Kenya
 

How to Make Employees Love Change

Change is inevitable, there has to be change in one way or another, it's unpreventable. To make emp... Sign up

 
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D P BABU
Strategy Consultant, India
 

Tapping Into Employees' Quest for Change Rather than Driving Them Towards Change

Employees will mostly react favorably when their aspirations are going to be fulfilled by the manage... Sign up

 
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yanney John Parker
Business Consultant, Ghana
 

Take Time for Change and Employee Involvement

Change is not an easy thing to come by overnight for employees to embrace it. It takes time before i... Sign up

 
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Mayta Braun
Business Consultant, Netherlands
 

People Love Change

Someone once told me that people are 'learning devices'. The implication of this paradigm is that th... Sign up

 
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Rick Forehand, USA
 

People don't Resist Change, They Resist Being Changed

To get people to love change, engage them as early as possible in defining the problem and the solut... Sign up

 
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Ramakrishnan
Consultant, India
 

Organization Culture of Acceptance of Change

Let's not start with a premise that change will always be resisted or that more often than not, chan... Sign up

 
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Isaac Chanakira
Manager, Australia
 

The Reason Why Employees are Scared of Change

Over the years employees become experienced in the way they perform their work and this experience c... Sign up

 
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E Benshetler
Project Manager, United States
 

How Trustworthy are You?

Resistance to change, particularly with experienced employees, often happens because of bad experien... Sign up

 
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Abdelillah ATID
Business Consultant, Morocco
 

Connect Them to W.I.I. FM

Just connect all of them to following magic radio station: W.I.I. FM Help everyone answer the quest... Sign up

 
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Guillermo Hasing
Business Consultant, Ecuador
 

Manage Resistance to Change by Empowerment

People everyday make changes into their personal life, move to another house, get married, have chil... Sign up

 
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David Ricardo Abaunza
Project Manager, Mexico
 

Change by Decision versus Imposition

The change has to be seen as a change by external aspects such as a change caused by new market norm... Sign up

 
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GONZALO MIER
Student (University), Ecuador
 

Change Will Be Encouraged by Leaders Inside the Organization

I think all business and activities in our live have this kind of problems, we have to understand th... Sign up

 
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Leodegardo M. Pruna
Professor, Philippines
 

Without Love and Change, Life Would be Boring

Both love and change are constants and as such they should be welcomed in our lives. Without love an... Sign up

 
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Suhardi
ICT Consultant, Malaysia
 

Make Things Simple and Adaptable

IMHO, make things simple and adaptable with the level of education they might have (this is for gene... Sign up

 
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Pedro Danilo Diaz Tueme
HR Consultant, Mexico
 

To Promote the Change, Act as an Example

The only way to promote the change in our people is acting by example, leading, embracing and promot... Sign up

 
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Perla P. Palomares, DPA
Professor, Philippines
 

Make People Love Change by Personal Creation

What really changes who we are comes from our daily experiences and our reactions to them. It is cal... Sign up

 
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Ab, Netherlands
 

Change Management is Out, Personal Leadership is In!

It is all about Personal Leadership. Let people find their own WHY! But this is also important for M... Sign up

 
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mesfin
Business Consultant
 

Reaction on How to Initiate Change: Use Kotter's 6 Steps

Simply use Kotter's change principles and apply his six approaches of change management such as crea... Sign up

 
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Cosmas Phillip Mwaita
Student (MBA), Zimbabwe
 

Communicate and Educate and Involve to Make People Love Change

Every situation has advantages and disadvantages, benefits and losses. Human beings by nature weigh ... Sign up

 
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van Holten
Manager, Netherlands
 

Explain, Involve and Evaluate to Make People Love Change

I believe that if you really want people to adapt to change, you need to make them part of the decis... Sign up

 
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Guilluy Olivier
CxO / Board, France
 

Reluctance to Change?

@Umesh Dharmatti: Human beings are reluctant to change... But on the other hand we are the only big ... Sign up

 
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David Coates
Management Consultant, United Kingdom
 

Making People Love Change Requires Trust

@E Benshetler: I really like this contribution. It's the only comment to mention Trust (so far) and ... Sign up

 
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Guilluy Olivier
CxO / Board, France
 

Change Management and Leadership

@Bill Boynton: I agree with you. To initiate change you need to create the awareness of why do we n... Sign up

 
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Conrad Brand, South Africa
 

Making People Love Change by Change Management Methodologies

Very provocative question posed. A number of responses already highlight various techniques/principl... Sign up

 
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Dominique SCHWARZ
HR Consultant, Switzerland
 

How to Make Change Become a Relief?

When does change become a relief? To love change is only possible when the benefits of the change ar... Sign up

 
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Bill Boynton
Teacher, United States
 

Management by Chaos

@Andile Ace Kwakweni: Very interesting question. The conditions you expressed I refer to as managem... Sign up

 
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Fernando Ochoa
Manager, Mexico
 

To Make People LOVE Change, Start with Awareness of the Need to Change

I believe all replies make sense on the subject. I would add that in order to make people love chang... Sign up

 
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Jackeline Molina
Consultant, Dominican Republic
 

Vision + Organizational Learnig

An understandable vision plus a solid and robust organizational learning system are the keys to moti... Sign up

 
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Leodegardo M. Pruna
Professor, Philippines
 

Change and Personal Leadership

@Ab: Personal Leadership would be meaningless unless it recognizes that change happens continuously.... Sign up

 
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eustace n wachira
Kenya
 

How to Make People Love Change: Lead by Example

I think change like death is inevitable, but change is elusive. I agree with @Pedro Danilo Diaz Tuem... Sign up

 
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Ger de Waard
Management Consultant, Netherlands
 

Ezerman Strategies for Change

I apply the Ezerman model of managing change (Editor: This model uses 7 strategies depending on the ... Sign up

 
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Samuell Yew
Project Manager, Malaysia
 

Precursors to Welcoming Change

Since change is inevitable and is here to stay, better love it than resist it. Remember also what's ... Sign up

 
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Hans Havelaar
Switzerland
 

What is Management by Chaos?

@Bill Boynton: Hi Mr. Boynton, what exactly is management by chaos? Searching on the internet I coul... Sign up

 
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Ian van Jaarsveld, South Africa
 

How to Make People Love Change

@Andile Ace Kwakweni: Andile, there is no material difference between public organizations and comp... Sign up

 
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Maria Montero
Coach, Venezuela
 

Get People Involved

Briefly, the culture of the organization needs to become flat, so everybody gets involved in the pro... Sign up

 
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Bill Boynton
Teacher, United States
 

Clarification of my Use of the Word 'Chaos'

@Hans Havelaar: Management by "Chaos" is a term that I have used through the years, that reflects on... Sign up

 
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Allen Mushonga
Student (University), Zimbabwe
 

How to Make People Love Change

The way you introduce change will have an effect on whether employees will love or hate change. As m... Sign up

 
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GABRIEL A OKRONIPA
Manager, Ghana
 

How to Make Employees Love Change

Some individuals have the habit of resisting change, while others readily accept it. The CEO introdu... Sign up

 
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Pedro Danilo Diaz Tueme
HR Consultant, Mexico
 

How to Make Your Particular People Love Change

There's a whole universe of people out there. Everybody is different, and they have their own opinio... Sign up

 
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Adrian Cosereanu
Entrepreneur, Canada
 

Loving Change at the Work Place

Hi all, in my opinion, the change should be a normal state of mind for any employee; they have to th... Sign up

 
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MOHD.NAZRIE ABDULLAHJOSRIN BIN AMBAN
Student (University), Malaysia
 

How to Make People Love Change

Transformation and change are not easier said than done/implemented, because we need to involve the ... Sign up

 
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Keith Burnett
Director, United Kingdom
 

Transform the Change into a Motivator!

As previously mentioned I believe change can embraced if the vision/goal is articulated in such a wa... Sign up

 
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Perla P. Palomares, DPA
Professor, Philippines
 

How to Make People Love Change

Consider that action to (personal) change is like a conversion. One makes careful decisions and then... Sign up

 
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Jozef Van Giel
Strategy Consultant, Belgium
 

Switch by Chip and Dan Heath is a Good Start

An interesting book on change is "Switch" by Chip and Dan Heath, who based their conclusions on the ... Sign up

 
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Edmundo Biter, Philippines
 

What's the Reason Why they Should Consider to Change?

There should be a compelling reason why they need to consider change. If that reason would affect wh... Sign up

 
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Ramakrishnan
Consultant, India
 

Change and the Employee Puzzle

How often do we hear an employee with a puzzled expression asking "why change?" And "why now?" And h... Sign up

 
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Owoyale, Samuel Olaniyi
Turnaround Manager, Nigeria
 

Leaders Must Make Employees Love Change

The composition of any organization can be broadly classified as Leaders and Followers. Leaders by ... Sign up

 
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Jafeth Quintanilla
Teacher, Peru
 

How to Make Employees Love Change

Effectively, people refuse change when they are afraid of it or when they don't know it or when they... Sign up

 
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Guillermo Hasing
Business Consultant, Ecuador
 

Understanding Why People do not Love Change

Take resistance to change as a favorable situation. Leaders should view it as a FEEDBACK OPPORTUNITY... Sign up

 
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venkataramanan
Professor, India
 

How to Make Employees Love Change

In addition to all the points stated above,I would like to add this. We can also exploiting the anim... Sign up

 
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Tong Tong
Manager, Cameroon
 

How to Make Employees Love Change

Change management is a complex issue. But if the employees are involved in the change plan and the e... Sign up

 
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Guillermo Hasing
Business Consultant, Ecuador
 

Strategy Knowledge is an Important Factor for Changing

@Bill Boynton: I agree with your theory of chaos, a most important matter is to ensure the entire co... Sign up

 
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venkataramanan
Professor, India
 

How to Make Employees Love Change: Transform the Change Into a Motivator

Transform the change into a motivator is a good strategy. By satisfying one or several of the emplo... Sign up

 
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Nomi Hattingh
Australia
 

If There is Trust, There is Less Resistance to Change

@Trevor Lindars: I have recently attended a personal development course titled 'Leading at the speed... Sign up

 
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Jacob Andrews
Entrepreneur, United Arab Emirates
 

Belief Based Implementation is Better than Rule Based Implementation

I agree if the leaders try to implement the changes through trust and belief, the transition will be... Sign up

 
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venkataramanan
Professor, India
 

Bottom-up Cases of Employees Loving/Demanding Change

Have any of the consultants come across situations where the demand for change in organizational str... Sign up

 
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Trevor Lindars, Australia
 

Change is About More Than Trust

@Nomi Hattingh: Yes, trust is very important as it facilitates positive collaboration. However, lead... Sign up

 
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Gautam Mahajan
CEO, India
 

Employees Love Change Through Customer Circles

We started Customer Circles at the bottom of the organization. The employees champion and manage the... Sign up

 
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Jevin k. Kiriago
Student (MBA)
 

How to Make Employees to Love Change

To add to the above contributions: it's true that - with the current trend of changes in technology,... Sign up

 
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venkataramanan
Professor, India
 

Making Employees Love Change / Demand Change

I agree with @Gautam Mahajan. Innovation & change circles at the bottom of the organization just lik... Sign up

 
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Ramakrishnan
Consultant, India
 

Inspire Change in Employees

A bottom up approach to change is a good model. I agree with @Trevor Lindars's 'Leaders do not chang... Sign up

 
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Olukayode Oyeleye
Journalist, Nigeria
 

Communicate Change, Don't Decree It

A dictatorial approach to change management is often met with subtle resistance or outright rejectio... Sign up

 
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Leodegardo M. Pruna
Professor, Philippines
 

Loving, Anticipating and Owning Change in the Enterprise

The best way to communicate and make employees love change is to make people actively participate in... Sign up

 
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David H. De Jesus
Director, Saudi Arabia
 

How to Make Employees Fall in Love with Change

The idea to make employees love change is something not easy. It takes a leader to get the job done.... Sign up

 
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Aamir Firoz Shamsi
Professor, Pakistan
 

4 Elements to Create Love for Change and a Change Ready Organization

To make people love change is a proactive approach rather than a reactive one. If employees love cha... Sign up

 
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THOMAS K. BOGYA
CEO, Ghana
 

Change is Inevitable and People Love Change

Change is one factor no one can run away from. Everything happens and will keep happening. In an org... Sign up

 
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aziza abubakr
Sudan
 

Avoiding Resistance to Change

@Rick Forehand: I agree with you Sir, I think people in an organization resist change because they w... Sign up

 
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FREDDY VILLAVICENCIO
Business Consultant, Venezuela
 

Why we all say 'People' or 'Employee' when Managers are the ones who Resist?

I think there is a misuse of the term "people". Change is a matter of strong leadership shown by sup... Sign up

 
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Nasir Sajjad
Consultant, Pakistan
 

Change Should be an Initiative of All

If all are involved in the process of designing the change, then they will not resist it and allow t... Sign up

 
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Kamal Hajj
Director, Qatar
 

Assign the Most Resisting Person as the Champion for Change

When I was a kid at school, if for some reason the teacher had to leave the class for a while, she u... Sign up

 
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Glenn Mallo
Business Consultant, United States
 

WIFM - Know It. Act on It

I agree understanding the "WIFM" ("What's In For Me") is a powerful self-nudge for folks to adopt an... Sign up

 
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Ria Chander
Strategy Consultant, India
 

Iceberg - Where?

The change is a mind-game. An iceberg exists in the mind of CEOs; not in the mind of tech-savvy know... Sign up

 
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Bernice A
Ghana
 

How to Make Employees Love Change

@E Benshetler: Yes, that's true: Building trust and trustworthiness makes employees willing and read... Sign up

 
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MUNI DAVE
Business Consultant, India
 

How to Make Engineers Love Change

Normally engineers are conditioned to work in the department of their first job. After a few years i... Sign up

 
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BONTLE BOGATSU
Student (University), South Africa
 

Make Change Exiting

Employer/Managers think that employees resist change, while actually if correctly communicated and h... Sign up

 
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Sizenando Miguel
Director, United States
 

How to Make Employees Love Change

There isn't a way to make employees love change. However, companies can avoid employees hating it or... Sign up

 
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Sandy Szilage
United States
 

How to Make Employees LOVE Change?

In my opinion, a company that seeks input from employees during early stages of planning a potential... Sign up

 
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Tendekai Dzinamarira
Manager, Zimbabwe
 

Importance of Learning and Development (L&D) in Change Management

Organisations should consider L&D strategies as the most important area of concern before implementi... Sign up

 
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peter stevens
Coach, United Kingdom
 

How to Love Change

I don't use the word change, I ask them what could we do to make your job easier... And I have never... Sign up

 
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Gandhi Heryanto
Management Consultant, Indonesia
 

McKinsey's Influence Model for Changing Peoples' Mindset and Behavior

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Maurice Hogarth
Consultant, United Kingdom
 

What's in it for Me?

As many of these postings say, people are not averse to change per se. People like and willingly ac... Sign up

   

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