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)

Social Microenvironments: Concept and Applications

The term “micro-environment” is typically used in biology, particularly plant biology.  It references the concept of a small environment which provides unique growing conditions, differentiated from a larger surrounding environment. In the setting of biology the term is often hyphenated (micro-environment).  But here we won’t hyphenate it.  (You’ll learn why later.)  (MORE)