Handling Resistance

Stage 5 is about empowering action, over coming resistance and getting rid of obstacles to change. This is where your investment in Stages 1 to 4, begins to pay dividends. Kotter himself states that when Stages 1 to 4 are skipped, resistance is inevitable and this can destroy your change.People resist change because they fear loss. Here are some way to deal with obstacles.

Leading Change and the virtue of patience

Kotter’s eight steps in change leadership – Step Six is to create short-term wins. Nothing motivates and gives people confidence more than success .Big bang changes are fraught with risk and danger so it makes sense, if you have the time, to break your change down into manageable modules.