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A Fierce Attachment to the Status Quo

We all know our businesses have lots of room for improvement, yet when faced with change we often have an unreasonably fierce attachment to the status quo. This happens in every business and leadership is the only anecdote. In this time of tremendous change, it is critical to apply leadership to overcoming your employee’s fierce attachment to the status quo.

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About Jennifer Matt

Jennifer Matt is the managing editor of WhatTheyThink’s Print Software section as well as President of Web2Print Experts, Inc. a technology-independent print software consulting firm helping printers with web-to-print and print MIS solutions.

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By Hans Sep on May 04, 2022

On point. Again!

 

By Danny Wilson on May 04, 2022

Agreed, well said and running into this on a daily basis. Even great leadership cannot always get a teenager to clean their room !

 

By Gershon Alon on May 05, 2022

Very true, and demonstrated in a wide range of "change projects". Leaders must understand that those projects are essential for their success, and sometimes for their long-term survival.

 

By Dave Hultin on May 06, 2022

Change is scary. Staying the same is scarier.

 

By David Arnold on May 06, 2022

Cannot agree with this more having experienced it time and again, the failure is ultimately lack of leadership in every case. This mentality will snowball until "Team Sabotage" cripples the implementation resulting in a re-boot which becomes very costly to the organization.

 

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