A crisis can be the impetus for much-needed organizational improvement.

When it comes to navigating difficulty and disruption, the old adage “never let a good crisis go to waste” is especially true. Although leaders can be triggered to change for many reasons, a crisis such as the pandemic represents a unique opportunity to rethink entrenched methodologies, revise outdated protocols and reorient around a new, long-term vision for recovery and new ways to operate and manage employees.

In other words, a crisis can be the impetus for much-needed organizational improvement. This idea seems to land more squarely with some leaders than others. Agile and visionary executives easily pivot, seizing the chance to transform their companies for long-term success. The rest continue to dig in their heels, maintaining unwarranted fealty to the status quo. 

Unfortunately, the cost of stagnation is enormous, and it’s often magnified when multiple triggers ignite simultaneously. 

Here are five key reasons leaders resist change and prevent their companies from moving forward, even in times of crisis. Identifying and evaluating these can propel leaders to foster forward-thinking organizations that continue to innovate, develop, and mature.

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