Encourage Resilience To Overcome Change Resistance

Money might save your property, but who wants to live in a country where the poor drown and the rich are saved?

Imagine a future even more dystopian than the present – a world where catastrophic climate change meets catastrophic income inequality.

In this near future, floods and fires get more intense and the government’s response remains sluggish. So the wealthy take matters into their own hands.

“The rich are also buying their way out of the climate emergency with elaborate contingency plans. You see it with the PayPal co-founder Peter Thiel buying a very large bolthole in New Zealand, and wealthy Australians buying land in Tasmania to escape the worst ravages of climate change.”

They leave the poor to use the degraded public emergency services, while the rich are rescued by private means – a fleet of helicopters to get them to safety, private firefighters to protect their homes, the use of satellite phones and access to secure food sources and fresh water.

The floods prove volunteers can only do so much when the government goes awol…READ ON

Encourage Resilience To Overcome Change Resistance

Developing adaptive employees has been a goal of organizations for over a decade. While the pandemic forced a degree of adaptation for all of us, it also created even more uncertainty as we look toward the future. Moreover, adaptation fatigue, one of the myriad reasons people resist change, may have worsened, making it even harder to encourage team members to continue to be adaptive or, more simply, to go with the flow.

Do your teams have adaptation fatigue? 
PHOTO BY ANETE LUSINA FROM PEXELS

That leaves leaders with a tremendous challenge: how can you help team members who were hired for clearly defined roles and responsibilities transform into engaged workers who rise to a challenge?

The historic focus on processes, controls and efficiency to ensure standardization in production created employees who were trained to follow routines, not to question the status quo. Employees were rarely encouraged to constantly evaluate their work and look for new ways to change those processes…READ ON

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