How to Change Things When Change Is Hard

switch-dan-chip-heath[1]Switch looks like an intriguing book by the same authors as Made to Stick. In it they make 3 assertions about how to change things when change is hard. • What looks like resistance is often a lack of clarity. So provide crystal-clear direction.

• What looks like laziness is often exhaustion. So it's critical that you engage people's emotional side.

• What looks like a people problem is often a situation problem.  So shape the situation and you make change more likely.

Here's a great example of this last idea by a 3rd grade teacher in Michigan.

If you're interested, here's my thoughts on making your teaching stick somewhat inspired by the Heath brothers' first book, Made to Stick.