If the question is directed at a supervisor who needs to get his/her team on board with the change, the short answer is “Ask them how they would make it work.” People love to feel that their ideas are valued, and it they have contributed ideas to help implement a new initiative, they will be excited about–instead of resistant to–the change.
If the question is directed at a change agent who is trying to get his/her organization to adopt a new practice that has worked well in other organizations, I would suggest dusting off my old blog post Tips for Change Agents.
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