In my career, I’ve observed that for the most part, most people are somewhat resistant to change…until now. Let me explain.
In the past, whether I was dealing with a business partner, an associate or a coaching client, if I would suggest a change that fell on them, they were usually resistant, at least initially.
I learned a technique that dealt with acceptance time. In other words, if someone proposes something new, most people are uncomfortable with making a change. However, over time, with a continued emphasis on how doing something differently could actually be a positive, people would have a tendency to slowly buy in.
Fast forward to today and our new normal. When I suggest that someone should consider change, they now tend to more readily accept the idea of doing something differently.
I’m guessing that today, we are all seeing that more and more companies have quickly adapted to the pandemic, and so many of them are achieving success. It many cases, it’s become adapt or die.
So now, when change is suggested, people seem to more receptive, maybe because they don’t feel that they are alone and taking a risk that others wouldn’t.
Being flexible and open to change can be interesting and today, the expression, “The only thing that is constant is change,” is probably more true than ever.
Think about your own situation. As the old saying goes, “If you keep doing things the same way, don’t expect different outcomes.”
Ready to consider a change or two in how you run your business or your life? If so, let’s talk.