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Change can be viewed as both an opportunity and a threat. On one hand, change presents the potential for growth, innovation, and positive transformation. Embracing change can open doors to new possibilities, challenge us to adapt and learn, and lead to personal and professional development. It can encourage us to leave our comfort zones and explore uncharted territories, ultimately leading to positive outcomes and progress.

On the other hand, change can be perceived as a threat due to the uncertainty and disruption it brings. It may evoke fear of the unknown and create resistance, especially when the outcomes are uncertain or when people feel that the change may negatively impact their lives or livelihoods.

The perspective of whether change is seen as an opportunity or a threat often depends on one’s mindset, resilience, and ability to embrace uncertainty. Those who view change as an opportunity are more likely to approach it with an open mind, curiosity, and a willingness to adapt, while those who perceive it as a threat may be more resistant and hesitant to accept or embrace it.

Change is an inevitable part of organizational growth and adaptation. Whether it’s a new technology implementation, a restructuring initiative, or a shift in company culture, change can create uncertainty among employees. Successful change management hinges on understanding that each individual reacts and responds to change differently.

People resist change for a variety of reasons, and it is a natural human response to situations that disrupt the status quo. No matter how much you plan ahead for the change, expect people to resist. By recognizing the unique human element, organizations can foster a supportive environment that empowers employees to embrace change and drive positive outcomes.

At Riverbend we highlight the why and how behind people resisting change, and we equip you with the strategies and tactics that will help you manage your team as they navigate change. Not only do we provide participants with the skills to add to their toolbox, we also give them the space to work on their specific change case so that they leave with an actionable plan to move forward with.

We have created our workshop to be attainable and specialized to fit the specific needs your team might have. We love to see teams connect in person for Change Management: The Human Element®, and often we incorporate VIP experiences and/ or team building with the workshop content to create an engaging and memorable experience.

We can also facilitate it virtually. Inspiring and equipping virtually, we realize people can’t sit through the same amount of training in a virtual setting that they do in a live environment. Thus, we tailor the workshop and drill down on the team’s needs to create a meaningful and creative online experience.

Book a discovery call to find out how we can specialize Change Management: The Human Element® for your team.

Author Evan Arnold

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