Change Management Training Step 5: Manage Resistance

What's Prowling Around Your Company?

THIS IS A CLUTCH OF FOSSILIZED DINOSAUR EGGS
DISPLAYED IN AN OFFICE BUILDING IN DALLAS.

Some companies’ eggs hatched ages ago. And the powerful beasts are devouring productivity plus any chance for innovation.

Dinosaurs despise change. Sometimes they lurk inside a bloated bureaucracy, subtle as bacteria yet deadly enough to kill an organization’s ability to adapt. Other times they roam the company openly, seemingly benevolent, but still crippling its competitiveness. Doesn’t matter what species of dinosaur, they’re predators. And they kill.

Trust me—you’ve got some prowling around in your company. Resisting change. Laying more eggs.

Dealing with the situation gets tricky, because dinosaurs are very strong...vicious...maybe very well-positioned. They also posture as defenders of the organization, which fools many people. In fact, dinosaurs often deceive themselves, lost in their self-righteousness and oblivious to the damage they cause.

IT’S ALWAYS OPEN SEASON ON DINOSAURS.
GO HUNTING.