I’ll give you an example from everyday life that perfectly illustrates my personal resistance to change. We all have a natural resistance to change, no matter what’s at stake. Yinsight can guide you through these transitions and their challenges.

The example of a business trip

On business trips, I sometimes rent cars πŸš— and take advantage of the opportunity to try out the latest models thanks to an upgrade.

The last time I rented a car, I got an upgrade: a gorgeous brand-new Alpha Romeo. 🌟 With a special feature that caught my eye right from the start: the speedometer. Easily read, functional, practical and with an update feature that indicates the current speed limit while driving. It’s one of the best design of speedometers I’ve tried so far.

And yet, it bothered me right from the start! There was something wrong, something uneasy about it but I couldn’t quite identify what it was and why. πŸ€”

Back home, as I got back into my car, I immediately understood what was wrong.

The reason is really quite simple: on my car, the speedometer is positioned on the right. My eyes are used to looking down to the right when I’m driving. πŸ‘€ On the rental car, the speedometer was placed on the left! And as I was driving in a foreign country, adapting to this new speedometer required even more effort.

Moral of my story: we all have a resistance to change, even when there’s nothing at stake.

Our habits, the things we do, color our decisions, our desires and everything we do, and we don’t always realize it.

It’s the same for our decision-making processes: it’s not the dashboard that’s disturbing, but the change of habit, the fact that it’s new, the fact that we’re doing something we’ve never done before, or that requires new skills.

That’s why it’s important to identify our resistance to change, especially when there’s something at stake, otherwise it will guide our choices and decisions, even when we think we’re being totally objective. Cognitive biases and habits tend to sneek into our daily lives.

The work of Yinsight in a process of change

This is exactly what happens with my customers when they work on change or novelty: there’s a part of discomfort, we have to relearn reflexes, adopt new behaviors, learn new habits, and it’s difficult, requiring a real effort. 🀯

πŸ‘‰ My role: to support and accompany this whole process, facilitating the adoption of these new behaviours or ways of thinking.

How do you relate to change? I’d love to read your anecdotes in the comments!