On March 14th, the ACMP DC hosted the Understanding, Managing, and Overcoming Resistance to Change, featuring Salima Hemani. For many organizations that aim to transform, internal resistance to change is their biggest roadblock. The longer the change remains in elevated states of resistance, the greater the impact on productivity and operations, and greater the risk of general resentment, low employee motivation and even loss of valued talent. Salima Hemani, President SZH Consulting, lead this interactive session, driving critical conversation around how to effectively recognize and address various forms of overt and covert resistance. She introduced new and proven techniques, based in neuroscience and organizational effectiveness methodologies, to help change leaders successfully plan, prepare and manage the resistance and build change savvy organizations.
Participants took away some great lessons that they can apply to their own work. The session was interactive, but for a glimpse into what was discussed, you can find the slide deck here.