Three principles of managing change

Here are three brilliant principles of managing change from Eugenio Moliní on LinkedIn

Carve these above the doorway at work.


1 – People change when they want to. Period.
Those who don’t want the change you are promoting will either submit or resist. If they submit, they stop adding value to the best of they capability. If they resist, they sabotage your efforts. There is no way around this principle. You either accept it or you fail as a Change Agent.

2 – A different future is possible … Here and Now!
It is not about pushing or pulling people and the organization towards the future. It is about bringing the future to the present through micro-interventions. When your people have had the taste of the future you want to promote, they will make it real without you needing to do anything else. If they want it.

3 – The only way to build trust is to trust.
To preach about trust makes people distrust you. To make grandiose speeches about the bright new future you envision, with the intention of motivating your people to bring it about, demeans them and aggrandises you. If you don’t trust that they will do the best they can, any team-building activities to develop trust are just a fake. Keep your fear for yourself and, if you can’t trust your people, at least get out of their way. You will be surprised.