Automatic Defense Mechanisms to Change

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Automatic Defense Mechanisms to Change
Chanitha De Silva, Marketing, Sri Lanka, Member
What I think is that human beings are reluctant for change by nature. When there is a change taking place around themselves, they will either cope with that or else the automatic defense mechanism will trigger their moods to react in one of the following ways:
1. Aggressive reactions
2. Regressive reactions
3. Identification
4. Withdrawal
5. Repression
6. Autism
7. Rationalization
8. Projection
Therefore I believe that change management is merely connected with motivation of human beings to make them overcome such defense mechanisms, that would make them cope with the change....Sign up

Help Others Overcome Defence Mechanisms
Anthony Houston
I like Chanitha's view; I agree that the crux of change management is to help others overcome their defence mechanisms. However unless all of s...Sign up

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John G. Hendry Jr., Student (University), United States, Member
I personnally agree with Anthony Houston. I like "my way or the highway"......Sign up

Automatic Defense Mechanisms and Reactions
Peter A.M. Broosus, Management Consultant, Germany, Member
I agree with Chanitha's summary of reactions. However, I disagree with the statement that human beings are reluctant to change by nature. I believe th...Sign up

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Rebecca Roe, United States, Premium Member
We were introduced to change the day we were born from our mother's womb--rude awakening and we cried. No one likes to have to expend the energ...Sign up

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