In an interesting blog post on the difficulties companies face in transformational change, Carmen Effron, discusses why it is that if change is the nature of life, both personal and organizational, then why is it our nature to resist change so vigorously?
Carmen observes that there are two opposing forces at work within the human psyche – fear and favor – and it is the struggle of these forces which makes change at scale so difficult.
While she admits there is no one “secret” to ensure success of a change management program, she advises that a combination of elements within a structured methodology can create guidance and increase the organization’s chance for success.
The article provides a list of five elements that can ignite the change process and keep it on track.
You can read the full blog post on Carmen’s website here