On July 9, Victoria M. Grady appeared on the local Washington, D.C. area syndicated MMC-TV program We Mean Business. The show, hosted by Steve Dorfman, President, Driven to Excel, and Tony Marciante, award winning chef and owner Chef Tony’s Restaurant, was entitled Understanding Resistance. The show highlights the recently published… read more →
Excerpts from The Pivot Point Book # 2
…Fifteen years ago, during my masters’ degree graduate studies, I was employed as a senior manager in the software training industry. On a daily basis, I found myself perplexed by the intensely emotional response of individual employees from all types of organizations… read more →
“Resistance to Change”
Employee “resistance to change” is often an excuse for the failure of a change initiative. But instead of stubbornness, what if this reaction is a natural response, one grounded in human nature? If so, it finally provides us, not with an excuse, but with a behavioral explanation… read more →
Excerpts from The Pivot Point Book # 1
Whether we are aware of it or not, change affects the way we act—we behave differently, at least for a while. When we behave differently at work, it affects our work performance; perhaps we are not as efficient as we should be.… read more →
Title: Author Dr. Victoria M. Grady discusses “Understanding Resistance” this week on MMC-TV’s “We Mean Business” with hosts Steve Dorfman and Tony Marciante (Chef Tony).
Dr. Grady, co-author of The Pivot Point: Success in Organizational Change, will introduce new information on the true origin of our stubborn “resistance to organizational… read more →
The Abilene Paradox
People, often cited as a reason for change failure, frequently rock the organizational boat, but they also lie to avoid rocking the boat. What is this inconsistency about?
Over the course at least the last 10+ years, the PEOPLE aspect of change is consistently cited as one… read more →
Change is a progressive force for organizations that allows them to evolve. For employees, however, change represents a regressive force.
In the world of business, change allows successful organizations to stay current by adding new technology, incorporating new procedures, re-training personnel, and shifting leadership at an ever increasing pace.… read more →