Organisational change is essential for companies that want to evolve and remain competitive, but change can also be incredibly disruptive without the right strategies in place to guide the transformation. Majority of change programs fail to achieve their goals, mainly due to employee resistance and lack of management support. On the other hand, the right change management strategies can bring incredible success to the workplace.
As human beings, we are conditioned to prefer stability. When our routine takes a hit, it leads to anxiety and fear. It happens even when we are the instigators of personal change. When it comes to organisational change, the levels of difficulty are further heightened. Here’s why:
When these components of change collide and are handled poorly, motivation goes through the floor. The drive to perform at a high standard is replaced by a need to survive. If people have no confidence that the change will lead to better things, they fall upon a basic strategy: resistance.
Written by Sahar Habib