I started streaming my ministry's large group meeting online this Fall. You can check out what it looks like here.
90% (not exaggerating) of people 40 years old and above literally had the SAME first question: "Aren't you worried that students are going to stop coming and just watch the meeting at home?"
The opposite has happened for the last six months: MORE students than ever before know and experience our large group meetings. Involved students that have mid-terms or other activities that ground them tune in. Non-involved students have the opportunity to SEE what goes on at our meetings, reducing the "I'm afraid to go to somewhere new" friction significantly.
I've found that to lead change effectively it's critical to demonstrate the following:
New Thing does not compete with but complements Old Thing
...because the assumption is often
New Thing is a threat to Old Thing and I really like Old Thing therefore New Thing gets no love (translation mine :))
For those "low" on the org chart: Test your ideas to gain some REAL data points that show your idea will lead to abundance, and not make other things scarce.
For those "high" on the org chart: Take a moment to remember when you did not have a voice at the table, then help the person desiring to lead change understand what data points would demonstrate the validity of their idea.
photo courtesy of theo_reth