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How To Overcome
Resistance to Change

Vadim Kotelnikov, founder of 1000ventures - personal logo VadiK

Inventor Business e-Coach

Author Innoball

Founder Innompic Games icon



Know and conquer enemies of your great performance







10 Tips for Overcoming Resistance to Change





Divide to Conquer

Address human and organizational barriers to change separately.


Organizational Change System





Master result-oriented communication. Tell everyone why the change is needed. What's obvious to you may not be obvious to them. Don't assume they see what you see.


Present Change as an Opportunity

Motivate Employees to Embrace Change






Create an environment of creative dissatisfaction with the status quo. Ensure that everyone understands that standing still means dropping behind.


Questioning Culture

Relentless Growth Attitude





Set and communicate your vision. Define and visualize desired outcomes ‒ people must know what the desired result looks like to be able to help you to get there. Sell benefits of a greater future to inspire and motivate people and, ultimately, make your vision a reality.

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Involve everyone in development of the change program. Synergize different perspectives. Solicit feedback to draw out and eliminate concerns. Organize meetings to market the strategy.


Inclusive Leadership

Engage Employees

GE Work-Out






Build in as much certainty as you can. Give people insight into the steps you are taking to implement change. Give them the facts about what they’re facing. Share how you will prepare people to take on new ways of working.





Shape expectations. Define milestones and timelines. Make sure people know what is expected of them.


Proactive Change

6Ws of Change Management




Empower Enthusiasts

Identify, empower and showcase “early adopters” and proactive innovators who support and lead change.



Empower and Energize




Keep Sharing Insights

Communicate effectively, frequently, honestly and credibly even in times of uncertainty when you don’t have complete information. Feeling informed goes a long way toward building trust. Acknowledge your own mistakes and say what you’re doing to correct them ‒ it is one of the best ways to soften resistance and it also opens the door for others to admit their own mistakes and search for a new common ground.

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Use various channels ‒ both high tech and low tech ‒ to communicate and successfully connect with your stakeholders.


Reward those who demonstrate the ability to move and adapt quickly.



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Vadim Kotelnikov, founder of 1000ventures - personal logo VadiK

Inventor Business e-Coach

Author Innoball

Founder Innompic Games icon