There is a universally believed concept that resistance is ubiquitous, that any change, any new idea, will engender resistance. University programs teach it, Harvard professors such as Chris Argyris have made their reputations and written books on it, consultants make their livings managing it. Yet there is absolutely no reason for there to ever be resistance.
Let’s start with the underlying issue: systems. Everyone lives in, works in, a system of people, rules, relationships, expectations, history….