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 – lessons from the NHS – making sure your change is properly embedded!

Unfortunately, large and complex federations of organizations (like the NHS), can’t be turned round quickly. Behaviour takes time to change and culture usually lags long behind behaviour. But there are things you can do to help it along.