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Use Individual Adoption Styles to Bust Through Organizational Change Resistance

Published: 06 November 2015

ID: G00292553

Analyst(s): Elise Olding , Bard Papegaaij


One aspect of change that is often ignored is that different people change at different speeds. The Individual Adoption Style framework presented here helps CIOs and business transformation agents focus their energy on the individuals best-suited to be influencers for change for the organization.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Identify and Use Individual Adoption Styles to Lead Successful Change
  • Find and Support Early Adopters, Instead of Focusing too Much on Resistors
  • Use Individual Adoption Styles to Increase Teamwork and Collaboration
  • Use Individual Adoption Styles to Break Down Your Organization's Barriers to Change

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