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Use Individual Adoption Styles to Bust Through Organizational Change Resistance

Published: 28 July 2017

ID: G00332788

Analyst(s): Daniel Sanchez Reina , Elise Olding


One aspect of change that is often ignored is that individuals change at different speeds. The individual adoption style framework presented here helps CIOs to focus their energy first on the best-suited employees, who can be influencers of change within 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
    • Recommendations
  • Use Individual Adoption Styles to Increase Change Fitness
    • Recommendations
  • Honor the Differences

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