The Causes And Effect Of Resistance On The Government Organizations During The Public And Private Sectors

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This dissertation reviewing the results of research by academic writers on issues of resistance to change, which occurred both in the public and private sectors. Significantly, special attention will be given to writings that discuss the causes of the emergence of resistance to change. In this case, the works of Anis Khassawneh, and Rosemond Boohene and Asamoah Appiah Williams will be critically reviewed.

1. Anis Khassawneh

Khassawneh works considered relevant to the part of this study because it has been investigated and identified the main causes of employee resistance to changes in government organisations in Jordan. He discusssed the causes of resistance to change in developing countries. He cited the experience of Bangladesh in changing the administration, where there has been a rejection that comes from government officials (Khassawneh 2005:19). This experience was the result of research conducted by Khan (1989:313). Khan revealed that resistance to change in Bangladesh happened because public servants want to maintain the status quo, and due to the low commitment of the leadership in making changes.

Moreover, Khassawneh also mentioned the results of research that conducted by Jreisat (1988) about the experience of the seven Arab countries (Iraq, Jordan, Morocco, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Syria and former North Yemen) in conducting administrative reform. The study showed that the barriers in the bureaucracy reform comes from within the bureaucracy itself. Then,…
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