In my seminars, workshops and webinars, I often ask the audience the following question, “Why do people resist change?”
I get a lot of good answers like:
1) They fear the unknown
2) They are uncertain about what the outcome will be
3) They worry things might actually get worse
4) They admit they want to protect the status quo
But I’ve learned along the way, both in my own business and now as a consultant to so many other businesses for so long, that the number 1 reason people resist changes is… Fear of Failure!
I didn’t understand this phenomenon when I was young so I was baffled as to why my team would resist the change I was proposing when it was clearly getting rid of something they said they hated with something they agreed could possibly be better.