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The Myth of Change-Hating Humans

Chame

It's a myth that humans don't like change. We change all the time. Whether it's getting married, having kids, going to school, moving homes, cutting our hair or eating a different breakfast cereal, we are making big and small changes constantly.


If anything is more synonymous with being a human - it's change.


Then why is it that organizations bemoan the push back that comes from changes at work?


Because most of them don't make the change worthwhile for people.


They fail to let people know what's in it for them.


Change requires energy and effort. You have to learn new things. You may deal with a lot of uncertainty and the unknown.


People need to know it's worth going through all that mess.


Is it going to make their work easier? Will it increase their status at work? Will they get paid more? Will they feel better? Will it benefit those they care about?


People don't have an issue with change. They have an issue with change that doesn't clearly benefit them.

 

A TEAM HUMAN CONVERSATION

Fight workplace zombies in your organization and join Team Human! Gather a group of fellow workplace zombie hunters to discuss our most recent blog post. Use the questions below to kick start your conversation.

  1. Describe a time in your life when you willingly embraced change.

  2. Describe a time in your life when you struggled with change.

  3. Are there changes happening in your workplace that you are struggling to embrace, and if so, why?

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