THE LINES OF RESISTANCE

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REASONS, EXCUSES FOR RESISTING CHANGE, ANY CHANGE
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THAT'S NOT INVENTED HERE.

YOU HAVE NO HANDS-ON EXPERIENCE.

(THINKING) YOU CAN’T ARGUE WITH OUR PAST SUCCESS.

WE’VE ALWAYS DONE IT THIS WAY BEFORE.

THAT’S DEFINITELY AGAINST COMPANY POLICY.

NOBODY’S DOING THAT IN THE INDUSTRY.

OUR CUSTOMERS ARE HAPPY WITH OUR SERVICE.

(THINKING) OUR CUSTOMERS WILL STILL BUY EVEN WITH OUR POOR SERVICE.

THAT GOAL IS OUTRAGEOUS AND UNACHIEVABLE!

I ALREADY KNOW THAT.

WE’VE TRIED THAT ONE BEFORE.

WE’VE GOT NO BUDGET TO DO THAT.

HEY, WE'VE ALWAYS HIT OUR SALES TARGET.

THERE ARE MORE URGENT PROJECTS/PROBLEMS TO ATTEND TO.

NO COMPANY HAS SUCCEEDED IN DOING THAT.

WE'RE ALWAYS BETTER THAN OUR COMPETITOR.

(THINKING) I’LL DO THIS ONLY BECAUSE MY BOSS SAYS SO.

YES, MY GROUP IS COMMITTED, BUT JOE’S GROUP……

YOU HAVE TO PROVE IT TO ME WITH RESULTS.

SHOW ME THE MONEY!

(THINKING) WHAT DO YOU KNOW ABOUT OUR BUSINESS?

YOU’RE JUST NEW HERE.

YOU’RE JUST AN ORDINARY EMPLOYEE.

WHAT’S IN IT FOR ME?

WILL I HAVE TO TAKE A PAY CUT?

(THINKING) WHAT’S THIS? ANOTHER FLAVOR OF THE MONTH?

(THINKING) MY BOSS WILL NOT LIKE THIS.

WE CAN’T CHANGE CULTURE, THAT’S TAKES FOREVER.

(THINKING) MY RIVAL WILL SHINE WITH THIS PROJECT.

WILL I LOSE MY JOB?

I HAVE NO TIME FOR THAT.

(THINKING) OH OH, ANOTHER ONE OF THOSE SUGAR-COATED DOWNSIZING SCHEMES....

WILL THAT MEAN MORE WORK FOR ME?

UNLESS SOCIETY CHANGES, THIS IS NOT POSSIBLE.

UNLESS THE GOVERNMENT IMPROVES, THIS IS NOT POSSIBLE.

(THINKING) WHILE HE REMAINS CEO, THIS IS NOT POSSIBLE.

I WILL NOT GET THE CREDIT FOR THIS….JUST ALL THE HARD WORK.

DON’T ASK ME, I JUST WORK HERE.

YES, BUT THERE ARE THINGS OUTSIDE OUR CONTROL.

YES, BUT I’M ABOUT TO RETIRE.

YES, BUT I'M MOVING ON TO ANOTHER DIVISION.

YES, BUT WE’VE NO ONE TO SPARE FOR THAT.

(THINKING) THIS PROJECT WILL PROVE MINE A FAILURE.

THAT’S NOT PART OF MY JOB DESCRIPTION.

I DON’T WANT TO CHANGE CAREER.

(THINKING) I DON’T WANT TO BE PROMOTED.

THAT’S NOT OUR CORE BUSINESS.

WE’VE INVESTED A LOT IN THE CURRENT SYSTEM.

(THINKING) YOUR IDEA IS GOOD BUT I WON'T GET ANY CREDIT FOR THIS.

(THINKING) YOUR IDEA IS GOOD BUT YOU'D GET PROMOTED FOR THIS.

(THINKING) YOUR IDEA IS GOOD BUT NOT THE WAY YOU LOOK.

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