What to Expect with Change

This is a great article in Forbes on the process of change. It takes the “change” process and breaks it into a predictable path for adoption. As technology, society and companies evolve, things change.

The evolution goes like this:  

  • Resistance
  • Mockery
  • Usefulness
  • Habitual
  • New Standard

I have seen this pattern over and over again throughout the years.  I like the clinical aspect of the thought process. When resistance or mockery occurs, it’s easy to get angry or give up on the change. Just knowing it is a normal part of how people deal with change can help you to view each step as part of the process, and not take any of it personally.