Predicting the Difficulty of Change: Unclear Future Image

Change involves taking people away from a known situation and going to a relative unknown.  Confusion, hesitation, and outright resistance are common.  If leadership does not have a clear image of the future state then the extent of these negative reactions may be under-managed, adding to the risks of change failure.  For more on this topic go HERE.

Predicting The Difficulty of Change, A Series

The difficulty of change can be predicted – within limits.  In this blog series I will consider factors that may predict where change will be resisted.  Of course, change can fail for many reasons that are very simple – such as lack of a raw material necessary for a change.  I’ll give brief consideration to such factors; yet, these are mostly self-evident.  Alternatively, in the context of LimbicZen the focus is how we as individuals or groups may resist change.  With this focus I’ll consider a variety of factors that predict change difficulty.   We’ll consider some tests to help us know when these factors are present.  We’ll also consider how to approach these issues from a neuroscience perspective.   For more on the opening perspectives go HERE.

Neuroeconomics and the New Science of Behavior

Wouldn’t it be great if you could understand the stock market precisely; or, if you could know precisely how to sell things to differing kinds of individuals; or, if you could predict how the leaders of a large company where you are employed were likely to react to new market conditions?  We are moving in those directions. (MORE)

Guiding Abstractions: Your Brain’s Leader, Your “Self”

How we behave in our personal lives and in our business lives is dependent on who we “are”.  But, that is such a nebulous term.  How do we get at the science of “who we are”?  We’ll start here on the journey of examining how we develop our character and how we can change.

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Relevant Neuroanatomy

For our journey into the world of brains and success it is useful to have some basic ideas about how the brain is organized and how it works.  I’ll present this material by using a story regarding how evolution put the anatomy together.  We cannot really understand our brains and our behaviors without giving at least a little consideration to this.  So, with sweeping strokes of broad generalizations let’s have a look at how your brain is put together. I’ve provided links to some resources that have nice pictures and further information.  The goal here is to give you a brief overview. In two quick paragraphs here are the basic parts.

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