The change execution plan has been developed and the communications drafted. It all makes sense. You sit back, heave a sigh, and think to yourself, "Finally, a plan that will deliver the outcomes we want."
We tend to approach change like logic is enough to get us through it successfully; it won’t.
Yes, there is a great deal of logic required to plan for major change, but change execution is messy. It’s emotional. It’s uncomfortable, and often even painful.
Unfortunately, most change management methodologies, sponsors, and practitioners fail to address this reality. And while it is certainly not the only reason change success rates are as poor as they are, this oversight is definitely a significant contributor.
The good news is: you now have access to a new map that helps you address fear, vulnerability, and other aspects of the emotional upheaval that is inevitable during major change.