How to Make Employees LOVE Change?

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How to Make Employees LOVE Change?
venkataramanan, Professor, India, Member
Most of the discussions in this particular forum on the change iceberg are about 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?...Sign up

Build and Grow an 'Involved' Corporate Culture
Bill Boynton, Teacher, United States, Member
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.
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Making People Love Change - the Point is Find Out the Main Resistance
Nguyen Thai Hien, Business Consultant, Viet Nam, Member
I think the point is to find out the main motives and reasons they are afraid to change. The iceberg can be broken one by one. We should use Sign up

By Default Human Beings are Averse to Change
Umesh Dharmatti, Manager, India, Member
By default we human beings / employees are averse to change.
But on the the day I can relate the benefits of change to me, I will accept it and e...Sign up

Make People Get Acquaintanced with Change by Helping Them
Giang, Manager, Viet Nam, Member
Always help them to change, starting with the smallest things first, and encourage them when they get better results. I believe everyone gets excited ...Sign up

How to Make Executives Love Change?
Andile Ace Kwakweni, Project Manager, South Africa, Member
@Bill Boynton: Any advice on what to do in a public sector environment (with approx. 5000 employees) filled with po...Sign up

The Ingredients to Make Employees LOVE Change
niraj, India, Member
As per the basic instinct humans don't want to work or change. We are FORCED to work.
Yes the force that is used is: Motivation!
This motiva...Sign up

How to Make People Love Change and Herzberg's 2 Factors
Jay Shah, Manager, Australia, Member
@niraj: Indeed (according to Herzberg's 2 Factor Theory) peop...Sign up

Making Employees Love Change Bottom Up
Nomi Hattingh, Australia, Member
Ask for proposals/submissions for change from the bottom up. Immediately implement some, publish the...Sign up

Getting the Stakeholders On-board
Mohammad Owais, Manager, Pakistan, Member
Our organization has gone through some large changes recently, our brand portfolio doubled, head office location changed to a larger place, IT and net...Sign up

How to Make Employees LOVE Change?
Brijesh Kumar Agarwal, Manager, India, Member
As we know change is inevitable. Change is going to happen in our life from time to time.
Some changes are controllable must be managed by using ...Sign up

Humans are not Averse to Change
Trevor Lindars, Management Consultant, Australia, Member
@Umesh Dharmatti: Human beings are not simply "averse to change" they are averse to a perceived adverse change. In ...Sign up

Issues of Culture and Demographics
Chavula, ICT Consultant, Zambia, Member
Its true that change should be communicated and implemented in a way that it encourages employees to embrace it. Issues of culture and demographics an...Sign up

Don't Surprise People with a Sudden Change...
Jacob Andrews, Entrepreneur, United Arab Emirates, Member
Do not surprise them with a sudden change. Slowly involve them in the change management process and convince them of the benefits. Use them as an inst...Sign up

How to Make People Love Change: Reward Systems
Dumiso, Manager, Member
The use of reward systems to link managers' and employees' performance to the strategy will also encourage a change in behaviour in support of the new...Sign up

Perception and Belief Management
Aamir Firoz Shamsi, Professor, Pakistan, Member
This is nice discussion because without realization, neither acceptance nor love can be created. Love is a lasting factor and for this perception and ...Sign up

The Dance of Change with Employees
Essi Zarini, Student (University), Iran, Member
I think first of all you should persuade them to accompany you step by step. But this is difficult because they persist in doing things the old way. T...Sign up

Change and Love
Roberta Rizzo, Project Manager, Ireland, Member
I think you should convince employees that changes are challenging: a new technology or service or product could be very profitable and useful for the...Sign up

This Should be Tackled as a Team
Dr Ray Chatwin, Lecturer, United Kingdom, Member
@Andile Ace Kwakweni: Hawkins (2011) makes the point that it is no good trying to tackle this at an individual leve...Sign up

Changes and Fear are Connected Inside Human and Animal Brain
Pioli Maurizio, Consultant, Spain, Member
The human brain has an automatic system (Editor: Kahneman's Fast System) that works fast and effective to create fear inside our mind and body. It is ...Sign up

No Easy Route - But Change Can Be Fun
Keith Milne, United Kingdom, Member
'Change" - The word rings out with trouble - it all depends who is benefitting from the change - is the change structured and communicated properly - ...Sign up

INVOLVE People to Make them LOVE CHANGE
AHOUANGONOU Luc Dona, Management Consultant, Benin, Member
It is important to show people the advantages they'll have when a new organization is implemented. Also they need to be informed about all step that a...Sign up

How to Make Employees Love Change
Amina Bajaber, Student (University), Kenya, Member
Change is inevitable, there has to be change in one way or another, it's unpreventable.
To make employees love change, first and foremost you hav...Sign up

Tapping into Employees' Quest for Change Rather than Driving Them Towards Change
D P BABU, Strategy Consultant, India, Member
Employees mostly react favorably when their aspirations are going to be fulfilled by the management whilst they look forward to opportunities in the c...Sign up

Take Time for Change and Employee Involvement
yanney John Parker, Business Consultant, Ghana, Member
Change is not an easy thing to come by over night for employees to embrace it. It takes time before it happens. If employees do not understand the con...Sign up

People Love Change
Mayta Braun, Business Consultant, Netherlands, Member
Someone once told me that people are 'learning devices'. The implication of this paradigm is that they do love to change, because learning equals chan...Sign up

People don't Resist Change, They Resist Being Changed
Rick Forehand, Manager, United States, Member
To get people to love change, engage them as early as possible in defining the problem and the solution. Everyone can't be intimately involved, but by...Sign up

Organization Culture of Acceptance of Change
Ramakrishnan, Consultant, India, Member
Let us not start with a premise that change will always be resisted and that more often than not, change is not accepted. To LOVE change the organizat...Sign up

The Reason Why Employees are Scared of Change
Isaac Chanakira, Manager, Australia, Member
Over the years employees become experienced in the way they perform their work and this experience commands respect and job security. Any change in ro...Sign up

How Trustworthy are You?
E Benshetler, Project Manager, United States, Member
Resistance to change, particularly with experienced employees, often happens because of bad experiences with past changes. Management pronouncements t...Sign up

Connect Them to W.I.I. FM
Abdelillah ATID, Business Consultant, Morocco, Member
Just connect all of them to following magic radio station: W.I.I. FM
Help everyone answer the question: W.I.I. F.M.? What’s In It For Me?
Th...Sign up

Manage Resistance to Change by Empowerment
Guillermo Hasing, Business Consultant, Ecuador, Member
People everyday make changes into their personal life, move to another house, get married, have children, develop new competences, try different place...Sign up

Change by Decision versus Imposition
David Ricardo Abaunza, Project Manager, Mexico, Member
The change has to be seen as a change by external aspects such as a change caused by new market norms, where everybody knows something is going to cha...Sign up

Change Will Be Encouraged by Leaders Inside the Organization
GONZALO MIER, Student (University), Ecuador, Member
I think all business and activities in our live have this kind of problems, we have to understand them and try to motivate others of this change of mi...Sign up

Without Love and Change, Life Would be Boring
Leodegardo M. Pruna, Professor, Philippines, Member
Both love and change are constants and as such they should be welcomed in our lives. Without love and change, life would be boring. Change provides th...Sign up

Make Things Simple and Adaptable
Suhardi, ICT Consultant, Malaysia, Member
IMHO, make things simple and adaptable with the level of education they might have (this is for general and average) as well as sharing with them the ...Sign up

To Promote the Change, Act as an Example
Pedro Danilo Diaz Tueme, HR Consultant, Mexico, Member
The only way to promote the change in our people is acting by example, leading, embracing and promoting the change through our actions. It's true, nob...Sign up

Make People Love Change by Personal Creation
Perla P. Palomares, DPA, Professor, Philippines, Member
What really changes who we are comes from our daily experiences and our reactions to them. It is called personal creation and personal creation means ...Sign up

Change Management is Out, Personal Leadership is In!
Ab, Senior lecturer, Netherlands, Member
It is all about Personal Leadership. Let people find their own WHY! But this is also important for Managers, CEOs. In our elective 4 Dimensional Leade...Sign up

Reaction on How to Initiate Change: Use Kotter's 6 Steps
mesfin, Business Consultant, Member
Simply use Kotter's change principles and apply his six approaches of change management such as cr...Sign up

Communicate and Educate and Involve to Make People Love Change
Cosmas Phillip Mwaita, Student (MBA), Zimbabwe, Member
Every situation has advantages and disadvantages, benefits and losses. Human beings by nature weigh benefits and losses and as long as the benefits ou...Sign up

Explain, Involve and Evaluate to Make People Love Change
van Holten, Manager, Netherlands, Member
I believe that if you really want people to adapt to change, you need to make them part of the decision making. The example given by Braun about trave...Sign up

Reluctance to Change?
Guilluy Olivier, CxO / Board, France, Member
@Umesh Dharmatti: Human beings are reluctant to change... But on the other hand we are the only big animal capable ...Sign up

Making People Love Change Requires Trust
David Coates, Management Consultant, United Kingdom, Member
@E Benshetler: I really like this contribution. It's the only comment to mention Trust (so far) and yet this is the...Sign up

Change Management and Leadership
Guilluy Olivier, CxO / Board, France, Member
@Bill Boynton: I agree with you.
To initiate change you need to create the awareness of why do we need to chan...Sign up

Making People Love Change by Change Management Methodologies
Conrad Brand
Very provocative question posed. A number of responses already highlight various techniques/principles to make people love change.
My experience ...Sign up

How to Make Change Become a Relief?
Dominique SCHWARZ, HR Consultant, Switzerland, Member
When does change become a relief? To love change is only possible when the benefits of the change are more important or bigger than the disadvantages....Sign up

Management by Chaos
Bill Boynton, Teacher, United States, Member
@Andile Ace Kwakweni: Very interesting question.
The conditions you expressed I refer to as management by “cha...Sign up

To Make People LOVE Change, Start with Awareness of the Need to Change
Fernando Ochoa, Manager, Mexico, Member
I believe all replies make sense on the subject. I would add that in order to make people love change, there has to be awareness first, and this aware...Sign up

Vision + Organizational Learnig
Jackeline Molina, Consultant, Dominican Republic, Member
An understandable vision plus a solid and robust organizational learning system are the keys to motivate and make people love change. Nowadays organiz...Sign up

Change and Personal Leadership
Leodegardo M. Pruna, Professor, Philippines, Member
@Ab: Personal Leadership would be meaningless unless it recognizes that change happens continuously. That is why Pe...Sign up

How People Love Change
Perla P. Palomares, DPA, Professor, Philippines, Member
@Jackeline Molina: Thank you so much, you are absolutely right. Everybody in the organization should be a party to...Sign up

How to Make People Love Change: Lead by Example
eustace n wachira, Kenya, Member
I think change like death is inevitable, but change is elusive. I agree with @Pedro Danilo Diaz Tueme that as a lea...Sign up

Ezerman Strategies for Change
Ger de Waard, Management Consultant, Netherlands, Premium Member
I apply the Ezerman model of managing change (Editor: Use 7 strategies depending on the level of resistance: Avoiding, Informing, Supporting, Negotiat...Sign up

Precursors to Welcoming Change
Samuell Yew, Project Manager, Malaysia, Member
Since change is inevitable and is here to stay, better love it than resist it. Remember also what's the point of achieving anything if it cannot be su...Sign up

What is Management by Chaos?
Hans Havelaar, Switzerland, Member
@Bill Boynton: Hi Mr. Boynton, what exactly is management by chaos? Searching on the internet I couldn't find a def...Sign up

How to Make People Love Change
Ian van Jaarsveld
@Andile Ace Kwakweni: Andile, there is no material difference between public organizations and complex businesses....Sign up

Get People Involved
Maria Montero, Coach, Venezuela, Member
Briefly, the culture of the organization needs to become flat, so everybody gets involved in the process of change. All the employees participate in d...Sign up

Clarification of my Use of the Word 'Chaos'
Bill Boynton, Teacher, United States, Member
@Hans Havelaar: Management by "Chaos" is a term that I have used through the years, that reflects on managers creat...Sign up

How to Make People Love Change
Allen Mushonga, Student (University), Zimbabwe, Member
The way you introduce change will have an effect on whether employees will love or hate change. As my other colleagues have pointed out the unfreeze m...Sign up

How to Make Employees Love Change
GABRIEL A OKRONIPA, Manager, Ghana, Member
Some individuals have the habit of resisting change, while others readily accept it. The CEO introducing the change could use small group discussion o...Sign up

How to Make Your Particular People Love Change
Pedro Danilo Diaz Tueme, HR Consultant, Mexico, Member
There's a whole universe of people out there. Everybody is different, and they have their own opinion about everything.
You cannot just have a re...Sign up

Loving Change at the Work Place
Adrian Cosereanu, Entrepreneur, Canada, Member
Hi all, in my opinion, the change should be a normal state of mind for any employee; they have to think about change like necessary for their career. ...Sign up

How to Make People Love Change
MOHD.NAZRIE ABDULLAHJOSRIN BIN AMBAN, Student (University), Malaysia, Member
Transformation and change are not easier said than done/implemented, because we need to involve the people as a group and individually. How to make pe...Sign up

Transform the Change into a Motivator!
Keith Burnett, Director, United Kingdom, Member
As previously mentioned I believe change can embraced if the vision/goal is articulated in such a way that it creates excitement. In my experience peo...Sign up

How to Make People Love Change
Perla P. Palomares, DPA, Professor, Philippines, Member
Consider that action to (personal) change is like a conversion. One makes careful decisions and then pulls the trigger. Learn that the world couldn't ...Sign up

Switch by Chip and Dan Heath is a Good Start
Jozef Van Giel, Strategy Consultant, Belgium, Member
An interesting book on change is "Switch" by Chip and Dan Heath, who b...Sign up

What's the Reason Why They Should Consider to Change?
Edmundo Biter, Manager, Philippines, Member
There should be a compelling reason why they need to consider change. If that reason would affect what they value most if they don't change they would...Sign up

Change and the Employee Puzzle
Ramakrishnan, Consultant, India, Member
How often do we hear the employee with a puzzled expression asking why change? And why now? And how many times do we see he is left confused?
It ...Sign up

Leaders Must Make Employees Love Change
Owoyale, Samuel Olaniyi, Turnaround Manager, Nigeria, Member
The composition of any organization can be broadly classified as Leaders and Followers.
Leaders by their responsibilities are expected to have a ...Sign up

How to Make Employees Love Change
Jafeth Quintanilla, Teacher, Peru, Member
Effectively, people refuse change when they are afraid about it, when they don't know or when they don't understand it, and then it is necessary invol...Sign up

Understanding Why People do not Love Change
Guillermo Hasing, Business Consultant, Ecuador, Member
Take resistance to change as a favorable situation. Leaders should view it as a FEEDBACK OPPORTUNITY. People at daily work can have good ideas. Let th...Sign up

How to Make Employees Love Change
venkataramanan, Professor, India, Member
In addition to all the points stated above,I would like to add this. We can also exploiting the animal instinct; A cow moves from the current to anoth...Sign up

How to Make Employees Love Change
Tong Tong, Manager, Cameroon, Member
Change management is a complex issue. But if the employees are involved in the change plan and the expected results are of short term, they will come ...Sign up

Strategy Knowledge is an Important Factor for Changing
Guillermo Hasing, Business Consultant, Ecuador, Member
@Bill Boynton: I agree with your theory of chaos, most important matter is to have knowledge all company know what ...Sign up

How to Make Employees Love Change: Transform the Change into a Motivator
venkataramanan, Professor, India, Member
Transform the change into a motivator is a good strategy.
In that case it is going to satisfy one of the employee's needs which he cherishes and ...Sign up

If There is Trust, There is Less Resistance to Change
Nomi Hattingh, Australia, Member
@Trevor Lindars: I have recently attended a personal development course titled 'Leading at the speed of trust'. The...Sign up

Belief Based Implementation is Better Than Rule Based Implementation
Jacob Andrews, Entrepreneur, United Arab Emirates, Member
If the leaders try to implement the changes through trust and belief, then the transition will be much easier than through a rule based implementation...Sign up

Make Employees Love/Demand Change
venkataramanan, Professor, India, Member
Have any of the consultants come across situations where the demand for change in organizational structure, manufacturing process, products or selling...Sign up

Change is About More Than Trust
Trevor Lindars, Management Consultant, Australia, Member
@Nomi Hattingh: Yes, trust is very important as it facilitates positive collaboration. However, leaders do not chan...Sign up

Employees Love Change Through Customer Circles
Gautam Mahajan, CEO, India, Member
We started Customer Circles at the bottom of the organization. The employees champion and manage the change....Sign up

How to Make Employees to Love Change
Jevin k. Kiriago, Student (MBA), Member
To add to the above contributions: it's true that - with the current trend of changes in technology, globalization - change is inevitable and there wi...Sign up

Making Employees Love Change / Demand Change
venkataramanan, Professor, India, Member
I agree with @Gautam Mahajan. Innovation & change circles at the bottom of the organization just like quality circl...Sign up

Inspire Change in Employees
Ramakrishnan, Consultant, India, Member
Bottom up approach to change is a good model.I agree with @Trevor Lindars's 'Leaders do not change people but peopl...Sign up

Communicate Change, Don't Decree It
Olukayode Oyeleye, Journalist, Nigeria, Member
A dictatorial approach to change management is often met with subtle resistance or outright rejection. Getting it right from the start is critical. Wi...Sign up

Loving, Anticipating and Owning Change in the Enterprise
Leodegardo M. Pruna, Professor, Philippines, Member
The best way to communicate and make employees love change is to make people actively participate in the change process and thereafter, whatever comes...Sign up

How to Make Employees Fall in Love with Change
David H. De Jesus, Director, Saudi Arabia, Member
The idea to make employees love change is something not easy. It takes a leader to get the job done. Among circles of employees we will still find tho...Sign up

4 Elements to Create Love for Change and a Change Ready Organization
Aamir Firoz Shamsi, Professor, Pakistan, Member
To make people love change is a proactive approach rather than a reactive one. If employees love change, they can make their organization a change rea...Sign up

Change is Inevitable and People Love Change
THOMAS K. BOGYA, CEO, Ghana, Member
Change is one factor no one can run away from. Everything happens and will keep happening. In an organizational set up, a change means a lot because o...Sign up

Avoiding Resistance to Change
aziza abubakr, Sudan, Member
@Rick Forehand: I agree with you Sir, I think people in an organization resist change because they were not aware a...Sign up

Why we all say 'People' or 'Employee' when Managers are the ones who Resist?
FREDDY VILLAVICENCIO, Business Consultant, Venezuela, SIG Leader
I think there is a misuse of the term "people". Change is a matter of strong leadership shown by supervisors and middle management. It is here where c...Sign up

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