Change seen as an opportunity rather than threat
Respond to change we must. There are perceived degrees of change and it is not uncommon to meet with greater resistance the greater the perceived change. Much energy and time can be consumed in dealing with consequent fear and resistance to change. So how much better would it be if the approach to managing change at the outset can generate enthusiasm and energy because the challenge of dealing with it is seen as an opportunity?
Projects as the vehicle for change
Team based projects using milestone planning techniques can deliver necessary change but can also provide learning and motivational platforms. Careful consideration and planning as to who is involved and good communication throughout can stretch and improve your teams skills and capabilities. People when presented with a good chance to “win” at something will usually respond positively rather than resist.