Making Change

Stone, Florence
March 2005
Leadership Excellence;Mar2005, Vol. 22 Issue 3, p19
The article reports that change is an ever-present fact of life, as companies respond to competitive pressures and capitalize on marketplace opportunities. If the opposition is strong, one should consider one-on-one meetings with each person who is obstructing plans. One can often win people over to the way of thinking if one adapts the communications to their style. Mistakes are part of the learning process, and one can expect problems. They may arouse resistance to the change. Detailed, step-by-step plans are essential for change projects. Many change programs fail because insufficient thought is given to the plan and the potential problems.


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