Image by THEfunkyman via FlickrSeveral years ago I was working with a group of men that were being scrutinized by everything they did. Regardless of how good their intentions were and how helpful they were being, some people just didn't like the choices they were making. The common thread in all the complaints they received, seemed to be resistance to any kind of change.
Through that experience, a quote came out of all the discussions. "Dogs don't bark at parked cars." In other words, if you're going to make some changes, expect others to be unhappy. Then one day as we sat around the table, the quote came out again as a reminder that some changes are necessary.
"Dogs don't bark at parked cars," said one fellow.
"Yep," said another man, "They pee on your tires."
Change is necessary. People will be unhappy. Will it be you or the dogs?