Leadership → Adaptive Leadership

Overcoming Resistance to Shared Responsibility (AL003)

People often resist change because they don’t see any problems with the way their organization works and don’t feel responsible for its success or failure. Different groups of people have different values, loyalties, and ways of interpreting issues, which can create boundaries against change. For them, the system isn’t broken and doesn’t need fixing.

When facing adaptive challenges, great adaptive leaders mobilize everyone to tackle tough problems. Importantly, they encourage a sense of shared responsibility while reaching across boundaries. There are 7 steps you can follow to make sure your change intervention successfully mobilizes people. You’ll also need to have some strategies to identify people’s boundaries to change and overcome them.

By the end of this course, you’ll be able to:

• Recognize why people can’t see existing problems to understand why there are boundaries to change
• Distinguish between technical problems and adaptive challenges so you use the right approach when issues arise
• Explain the 7 steps of designing effective interventions so you can keep people mobilized
• Apply strategies to map people’s boundaries so you can overcome them and mobilize responsibility effectively

Why take this course?

This course is best suited for leaders, managers, and people working in human resources. You’ll learn why people are resistant to change, when to use an adaptive leadership approach to mobilize others, how to design an effective intervention, and strategies to help you overcome boundaries and successfully mobilize people to your cause.

15 mins | SCORM | Development Plan

Version Date: 2022/07/16

  • Overcoming Resistance
Completion rules
  • All units must be completed
  • Leads to a certificate with a duration: Forever