Someone once said that if you want to make enemies, try to change something. It’s common for change management practitioners to view resistance to change as an irrational barrier to progress. Another school of thought is that resistance to change is a social process that can strengthen changes and help to eliminate undesirable change.
Mega-projects come with big expectations. But a project’s success is often in the eye of the beholder.
Project managers have the toughest job; you’re pulled in a myriad of different directions trying to please management, your team and your clients. While you are often asked to perform miracles with tight turnaround times, it’s your head on the block when things don’t go according to plan.
Change is good. It’s also often hard. The status quo can be so much more comfortable. But to succeed in business, you must run toward change.