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How to Handle Resistance to Change

In any organization, there are people who are opposed to change in any form. They have worked within a specific structure for years and sometimes have even helped to create that structure. They are either passively or actively opposed to structural or policy change, feeling it may affect their job security or their authority. An individual like this will often guard his or her “turf” fiercely.

  1. Create Workarounds: You find ways to work around them.
  • What’s in it for them
  • How you plan to measure progress
  • What hurdles might be encountered
  • How to ask questions/raise concerns properly

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Carl is a business psychologist and leadership development expert who focuses on the development of high performance leaders.

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