Have you ever recommended a change you felt was VERY important and valuable, but got rejected? Or, recommended a change that could dramatically improve your business or drastically improve the lives of others and people didn’t listen? So why did they not listen to you or implement the change? Did they not like you? Was your idea weird and too far out there for people to accept?
People Don’t Understand Change
In most cases it probably wasn’t a personality conflict, personal dislikes, or even that the idea was too far out. They probably declined your change request with no idea of the significant positive difference it would make.
They probably didn’t understand change or what change meant. When it came down to it, they probably didn’t want the change because they lacked understanding.
Leaders often try to implement change without helping people understand what the change means. They don’t fully explain it enough for people to understand the change and accept it.
When people are asked to change without understanding, they often fight the change. They fear the change will hurt them, their standing with the company, or cause some other negative effect in their lives. [Read more…] about Help People Understand Change