Hurdle #4: Above all, most people really just want to be comfortable. Much of the resistance to change seems to come from simply not wanting to be bothered by needing to adjust to something new. This resistance is usually reactionary and often blocks the person’s willingness to even listen to why the change needs to happen.
People get used to their jobs; they feel good about what they do and they have a certain routine. Then along comes a manager or an executive who says; “We’re going to do things differently around here,” and then adds, “We’re going to ensure that everybody has measurable goals that they’ll be accountable to accomplish.” It’s a double hit: their world – their stability, their comfortability – and then their very ability to be successful.
Most people at work just wish you’d leave them alone and let them do the job that they know how to do. Many of them will just be quiet about it, assuming that “this too shall pass.” This is important to know so you can find ways to help them get off the sidelines and into the game. Because if they don’t there will come a time when you will have to let them go.
The following blogs will discuss other hurdles you need to be aware of in order to be successful in implementing execution management. This education comes from an article co-written by Miles Kierson and Gary Tomlinson.
The Age of Execution is Upon Us!