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Why Do Some People Embrace Change While Others Resist It? [RR 917]


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Psychologist Dr. David Weiman discusses the psychology of change, why change is challenging for some, the various reactions people have, and strategies for leaders to manage and encourage change. Dr. Weiman advises over-communicating to reduce confusion, engaging with resistant team members, and implementing incremental changes using the Kaizen method. By understanding the psychology behind change, involving our teams in the process, and holding onto our core values, we can navigate the waters of innovation with confidence and purpose. Dr. David Weiman is the president of Weiman Consulting, a leadership consulting firm in Philadelphia PA. Listen to David’s previous episodes HERE Show Notes

  • Different reactions to change (00:01:42) Exploration of people's different reactions to change, including enjoyment, resistance, and resignation.
  • The psychology of change (00:03:22) Insight into the psychological aspects of change and the role of personality in embracing or resisting change.
  • Common reactions to change (00:04:47) Explanation of common reactions to change, such as confusion, resistance, resignation, and optimism.
  • Implementing change in organizations (00:07:22) Discussion on strategies for implementing change in organizations, including involving critics and establishing a sense of urgency.
  • Overcoming fears of change (00:09:48) Exploration of how individuals tend to project their worst fears onto change and the impact of mindset on embracing change.
  • Embracing innovation and change (00:15:40) Discussion on the importance of embracing innovation and change in service organizations and the role of leadership in promoting creativity and innovation.
  • Understanding Change (00:17:53) Dr. Weiman discusses how to help those uncomfortable with change and focuses on what stays the same.
  • Common Reactions to Change (00:19:20) Carm and Dr. Weiman delve into common reactions like confusion, resistance, and resignation, and discuss ways to address them.
  • Overcoming Resignation (00:20:52) Dr. Weiman explains how to engage with resigned individuals and overcome their lack of enthusiasm for change.
  • Kaizen and Incremental Change (00:23:49) The importance of implementing change in small incremental steps using the kaizen method is discussed.
  • The Just Noticeable Difference (00:25:52) Dr. Weiman explains the psychological concept of the just noticeable difference and its application in implementing small changes.
  • Embracing Change (00:27:43) Carm emphasizes the importance of embracing change for the growth and survival of a company, and Dr. Weiman discusses the impact of change on customers.


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