People Resist Change

In this article, I will try to explain this phrase from the Information Systems perspective and give you some hints to overcome the possible resistance you will face while introducing a new business software to a company. We can also say that “Users Resist Change“.

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The Sistine Chapel Ceiling and Software Talent

Michelangelo painted Sistine Chapel ceiling (40×13 meters) in 4 years between 1508 and 1512. It was a huge project. Almost all work was done by Michelangelo himself. Of course, he was not alone while he painted, he had many assistants. Their tasks were simply to prepare his paints, carry ladders up and down, prepare the day’s plaster and etc. Occasionally, he would let a talented assistant to work on a small part of a landscape, or a small figure which is almost invisible. Michelangelo hired and fired these assistants on such a regular basis that none of them could claim credit for any part of the ceiling. Not a great team player, huh?

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MySpace Story : A Lesson For All

Not too long ago, in 2005, MySpace was sold to News Corp for $580m. A few years later, in 2007, MySpace was a giant with over 100 million users and a market value of $12bn. 6 years later, just a couple months ago, News Corp sold MySpace for $35m. I can’t keep myself wondering how and what actually led this giant to such a failure, what was the story behind this failure?

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