Is resistance to change sufficient explanation when droves of senior managers leave a business?

IMG-20141229-00143You’ve heard the old story that if you have a hammer all you will see is nails. The same thing applies to resistance to change. If you have only one framework that explains resistance to you that’s how you will see reality. Nuances in any change process whether in a small business or a large one get short thrift. Either you go with the change or you resist and get a boot in the backside. Continue reading “Is resistance to change sufficient explanation when droves of senior managers leave a business?”

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What I learnt about the resistor who failed to change

IMG-20150502-00455Several years ago I had a small design studio under my wing as part of a larger management role. The person who was running the studio had been in the same job for many years. The company’s internal customers had changed and had new requirements. The person in charge needed to change and adapt to new methods and demands. But he wouldn’t change. I had to give up in frustration. He eventually left the company. Not because of me but because the demand for his services declined to such an extent that it left him demoralised. Continue reading “What I learnt about the resistor who failed to change”

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