Our brains interpret anything new or different as a threat. Perceiving change as a danger is a survival mechanism hard-wired in our brains. And while organizations may have the best change plans and processes where leaders communicate all the benefits – people still resist change.
The thing about the brain is, the more we try to convince people of something, the more their limbic systems push back. Instead, by involving and engaging people in the change, supporting through the process, giving as much influence as possible, and guiding people as they act their way to new thinking, we activate people’s prefrontal cortices to help them feel motivated and boost cognitive thinking through change.
Naturally, people have different starting points when it comes to change. We start
where people are, consider their various maturity levels, and use experiments to make the shift to new behaviors required by the change easier.
Jenni‘s introduction to Intent-based Leadership from the Agile Breakfast is now available to watch in full with subtitles
Build trust to breakdown silos by: being curious, seeing others’ perspectives & experimenting to do things differently TOGETHER.
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