NRSPP Monthly Focus
Most people hate change simply because we are naturally hardwired to resist it. So when facing change people argue, ‘If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it’ or “I have been doing it this way for 30 years why now”.
Change is a key barrier any organisation faces when they restructure or introduce a new policy which will impact their workers. Just announcing change does not itself create success but rather may be a path to failure. Instead, a more effective approach to change is having a ‘genuine conversation’ and sharing control before decisions are made.
The theme for this month explores change management. Many of our successful case studies and webinars demonstrate why this is important, as does our webinar on 21 February Changing how we change: overcoming resistance to introducing new policies.
Driving Change: ‘It’s Not What You Say, It’s How You Say It’
When it comes to change, it’s the uncertainty of the unknown rather than the change itself that we’re afraid of, says Futureye Director Daniel Abbas. Change triggers emotional or psychological responses, causing us to fear the worst, feel a loss of control or setting off our “outrage triggers…which means there’s little chance to engage in rational dialogue about what’s actually going to happen.”
NRSPP Thought Leadership
|Changing How We Change: Overcoming Resistance To Introducing New Policies
The only constant, someone once said, is change. Why, then, are we so afraid of change, and why is it so hard to effectively introduce something new. This Thought Leadership piece briefly outlines some key considerations in introducing a new policy, or any other change, in your organisation.