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Navigating Change: Charting Paths of Least Resistance

Change is hard, but expecting people to move without a clear path forward is like convincing a river to carve a new path through solid rock.

Change requires heavy lifting and controlled demolition. You have to make it easy, or you'll be fighting against the current. You might be able to keep it up for a while, but ultimately, it's a failing strategy.

Most people aren't afraid of a good challenge, but they need stability. They need predictable environments so they can focus their instincts on solving the actual problems the work presents instead of wasting time trying to resolve the uncertainty of a path that has yet to be paved.

Recognize it's human nature to follow the path of least resistance and build with this in mind. If you want change to go through smoothly, don't ask people to do the bulk of the work; carve out a path and make it easy.

🌟📚 The Path of Least Resistance for Managers, by Peter Senge

The Path of Least Resistance for Managers - Book Cover



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