In her blog Heather Stagl recently addressed the effect of change on people’s feeling of self-worth and on feelings of shame; in particular focusing on a key observation by Brené Brown in her ACMP 2016 Conference keynote:
“The #1 cause of shame at work is fear of irrelevance. The #1 cause of fear of irrelevance is change.”
Nowhere more does this apply than in the field of IT innovation. Heather offers invaluable insight into addressing this concern, principally with an eye to ensuring people feel they are part of the future story. I think we can supplement this excellent advice with a couple more observations.