Last week I had the pleasure of attending a conference on leadership. The part that stuck with me was about change management and mourning.
We tend to see resistance to change as stubbornness. Sometimes we even see it as bad faith. People who resist change (and we've all been there) have very bad press. Maybe we would gain from trying to understand resistance to change?
In order to start something new, we must give up the old. We are attached to our old ways. Giving them up, in a way, includes a mourning component. Maybe, if we give ourselves time to accept that the old ways are not longer viable, it will be easier to welcome the change?
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