Embracing Resistance as a Sign of Progress: Your Path to Meaningful ChangeNOBL Collective encouraged participants to embrace resistance as a sign that they are making meaningful change and to use the change barrier cards as a tool for planning and addressing potential obstacles.
This workshop focused on executing innovation and helping participants take away practical ideas and concepts to implement in their organisations.
Lucy Chung – ADAPT Strategic Advisor and CEO at NOBL Collective and Liz Kreuger – Associate Principal at NOBL Collective –facilitate an interactive experience to help participants make sense of what they have learnt throughout the day.
Participants were given time to reflect on the session and think about the “so what” and “now what” aspects of what they had learnt. They were asked to select one or two change barriers from a set of cards provided to them, which represented common obstacles to implementing change in organisations.
Some of the common barriers mentioned by participants included misalignment, limited resources, leader entitlement, change fatigue, procrastination, and the belief that certain changes would not work in their organisation.
Lucy and Liz discussed the importance of acknowledging and working through resistance to change and provided strategies and approaches for navigating these barriers effectively. They encouraged participants to embrace resistance as a sign that they are making meaningful change and to use the change barrier cards as a tool for planning and addressing potential obstacles.
- Be really intentional and very explicit about what you might come up against as an organisation, as a team, before you implement a change. This helps groups to align.
- Acknowledge that resistance means you are doing the right thing. Resistance is your barometer for the fact that you are trying to make change within your organisation.
- You will be able to overcome obstacles to change in your organisation, such as the notion that change is not needed, pushback that the time is not right, or the dreaded reversion back to old ways after change.