Resistance As A Social Agent

1587 Words Oct 22nd, 2015 7 Pages
Change is defined as a move from the current state to some further state and that movement said to be resistance. Resistance to change is the action taken by an individuals and groups when they considered that a change is occurring as a threat to them (Hultman, 1998). The resistance changes when a large force is applied to the surprising amount to resist change for some trend. There are two forms: individual and systemic change resistance. Individual change resistance is a social agent like an individual, organisation, and corporation etc, to support or adopt new behaviour. Whereas, systemic change resistance is the tendency for a system to reject an attempt change, even if change is promoted over a long period of time by a large proportion of the population. Moreover, resistance among employees arises because of the negative feeling about the change in the employees and that feeling comes because the information regarding change process is not communicated to them by the superiors or the management. So, if management itself is not sure about the change that why change can resist. Resistance is mainly happened due to the insecurity or threat of employees during the change process. Change might be beneficial for employees or might not be beneficial. So, in a simple word, resistance is the employee’s negative attitude towards change. There are some common causes for resistance to change (Buchanan & Hucznski, 2010). Self interest in one of the main reason behind that. People…
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