Resistance to Planned Change

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Planned Change Life is a series of changes therefore the world is constantly changing. Whether it is technological or cultural change is present and inevitable. Organizations are not exempt from change. As a matter of fact organizations have to change with the world and society in order to be successful. Organizations have to c006Fnstantly incorporate change in order to have a competitive advantage and satisfy their customers. Organizations use change in order to learn and grow. However, change is not something that can happen in an organization overnight. It has to be thought through and planned. However, change is not always welcome by those who it will affect the most. “It is human nature to exercise opposition to a process laden with uncertainties an anxieties that generate discomfort and doubts” (Predişcan, 2013). This is where the resistance to change begins. Resistance to Change When chance occurs there is a potential for resistance to the change. Organizations must consider this when planning change. Organizations need to evaluate and consider the reaction that the employees will have to the change. If the change will effect customers as well, their concerns and reactions must be considered as well. “Change can generate deep resistance in people and in organizations, thus making it difficult, if not impossible, to implement organizational improvements” (Cummings, 2009, p 166). The dimensions of attitude can also be used to assess the potential
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