15. Understand the Nature of Change and Prepare Your Employees to Embrace It

By and large, organizations have historically displayed an unwillingness to implement necessary and productive changes to the ways they conduct business. Even when some change is introduced, most organizations fail to incorporate the change to the depth and breadth necessary to engage employees. One of the reasons for this unwillingness is old-fashioned human nature. Almost universally, organizations believe that people hate change and resist it under even the most favorable circumstances. However, people do support change (and even become early-adopters of it) under certain conditions. To understand why I have added under certain conditions, this rule shows you how ...

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