Monday, June 29, 2015

The Marathon Effect of Leading Change

When senior managers announce a significant change, their goal is to get employees on board in the hope that they will embrace and support the change. When employees react with confusion, fear, uncertainty, or question the change, managers mistakenly see this behavior as “resisting change”.  They forget that they went through the exact same process. They had more time to deal with it and are now ready to move on.

This “lagging effect” of how people respond or organizational change is called “The Marathon Effect”. It’s an important change model for leaders to understand when planning and leading change.

Read my latest post over at Management and Leadership to learn more.

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