Project leaders do not like change any more than followers do unless, of course, it is their idea. Change is hard for everyone. Of course a person cannot move forward and stay the same at the same time. People resist change for several reasons:
► People resist change because of personal loss. A key obligation of a project manager is to talk to stakeholders about how that change will affect them.
► People resist change because of fear of the unknown. Project managers need to communicate both known and unknown throughout project life cycles.
► People resist change because they were not part of the decision-making or implementation design process or because of bad timing.
► People resist change because it feels awkward. Accepting change as part of project lives means exposure to a variety of new and possibly uncomfortable situations. 

► Project manager is willing to experiment, assess personal and others reactions and behaviors, and seek a path towards progress.
► People resist change because of tradition.
► Many professionals have managed projects without applying a formal methodology for many years.
As organizations grow in terms of people and project complexity, the need arises to implement a formal PM methodology.
The keys to dealing with change successfully are having a good attitude toward it and being prepared to meet it. Understand the change management process:  create the conditions for change, make change happen, and make change “stick.” Change will happen whether you like it or not. Without change there can be no improvement.  Complete project managers make a commitment to pay the price for change. Change needs to happen within before it can happen around. It is never too late to change.


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