Before I do a presentation for an organization, I like to find out as much as possible about what challenges their company is experiencing. And as a motivational keynote speaker on communication, I frequently hear, "how do we get our people to welcome change?"
Welcome change? Well, that may be an unrealistic expectation, but there are ways to get people to accept and adapt better to change. So whether it's at work or at home, here is an idea that might help when you are dealing with a person who is resistant to change.
Ask the person to identify at least one benefit they'll get as a result of the change. If they say, "there is none," then ask the following: "Maybe not. But if there was one, what would it be?" And yet again, if they tell you there is none, simply repeat your question. "Yes, but if there was one, what would it be?"
If you stick with it long enough, the odds are higher that they will come up with something that will give them a reason to take the necessary action.
Linda Larsen, Conference Keynote Speaker