FUD – fear uncertainty and doubt. No, not the marketing sort of FUD but the kind of stuff in your head whenever change takes place.
It is OK to fear and question things. Having doubts and reservations is OK. It is a natural part of the thinking, reflection and commitment process.
Every new endeavor starts this way. If it doesn't then, the chances are that something is wrong.
The last thing we should do is to stifle these thoughts. It is essential they are expressed openly. They should be actively solicited.
Coercing people to agree or to commit is one of the many destructive things we do to each other.
Expressing our true feelings is the start of a conversation that leads to ownership and responsibility, accountability and commitment.
Dissent should be encouraged. Dissent is healthy. Don't try to suppress it. “No” is an opportunity to have a meaningful conversation.