We hear it so often: “People don’t like change.”
That isn’t quite right: After all, most of us would like a doubling of our income, or the gift of a free holiday with everything taken care of. We like that kind of change.
Really, it’s that we don’t like feeling unsafe.
When tackling something new or leading change, remembering that people don’t like feeling unsafe puts a slightly different light on it. It suggests different actions.
Saying “people don’t like change” is too broad-brush.
People might be OK with change, or even welcome it. It depends how you handle it; how you deal with the fear.