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Marten van der Zee, Analyst, Netherlands
I'm trying to collect a list of all motives for resistance to change by employees. Henk Kleijn and Fred Rorink in their book 'Change management' indicate that there are multiple psychological motives for showing resistance by employees or managers during a 'change': 1. FEARS (I don't know if I can handle in practice...) 2. GUILT (I can't do that to my colleagues... (to cooperate) 3. ALIENATION (The change can't replace me...) 4. PERSONAL DISADVANTAGE (Financially I'm going to receive less than before...) 5. NEED (The change does not correspond with what I want) 6. THREAT (Due to the change, my position in the company gets weaker...) 7. DOUBTS (I don't know what risks are involved...) Any further suggestions / improvements? (...) Read more? Sign up for free

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  David Wilson, Manager, Canada

Reasons for Resistance to Change

8. FLAVOUR OF THE MONTH (We have already tried thi (...)

  Harry Whitney

On 4. Personal Disadvantage

This basically means the perception is: "I have a (...)

  Jan Vermeulen, Manager, South Africa

Reasons for Resistance to Change

I agree with 12. and 13. The change will negativel (...)

  Philip Jehu, Accountant, Nigeria

Causes of Resistance to Change

17. CHANGE AGENT APPROACH: the manner of approach (...)

  Verbeeck, Management Consultant, Belgium

Resistance to Change is not Always for Personal Reasons

Change" is the consequence of implementing "a solu (...)

  Peter Kaepernick, Strategy Consultant, Germany

Reasons not to Change

The fact is, and will take place all the time. Wi (...)


Reasons for Resistence to Change

I agree with 12. 13 and 14, the main reason for re (...)


Reasons for Resistance to Change

19. LAW OF ARCHIMEDES: Resistance to change can be (...)

  Modekets, Accountant, Botswana

On Motives to Resist Change #6: Threat

A particular relevant form of this motive to resis (...)

  Ramesh Victor, Management Consultant, Malaysia

Why People Resist Change

In my experience people resist change for two reas (...)

  Leena Bissoonauth, Student (University), Mauritius

Reasons for Resistance for Change

I would like to contribute the below reasons for r (...)

  Juan Perez Eras

On Motives for Resistance to Change #8: Flavour of the Month

@ : I agree and would like to suggest a variant of (...)

  Tykhonenko, Analyst, Ukraine

Motive for Resistance to Change: Uncertainty

Similar to #7 (Doubt) we could also use the term U (...)

  FAYEZ, Management Consultant, Saudi Arabia

Most Important is what THEY Believe

21. CONFLICTING VALUES / BELIEVES. In case that th (...)

  Gabriel Lira, Manager, Mexico

This List of Motives for Reistance to Change is Important to me

The situation that I have in my plant is a high re (...)

  Fareed Ezz, Analyst, Saudi Arabia

Is it a Cause or Just an Excuse?

I would like to highlight the importance to distin (...)

  Lenore Miller, Student (MBA), United States

Causes of Resistance to Change: Not Engaging the People Affected via True Dialogue

@ : I agree that NOT ENGAGING the people affected (...)

  edward sevume, Sweden

The Notion of Change and Human Motivation

@ : While reading all of these wonderful contribut (...)

  TEMILADE OKE, HR Consultant, Nigeria

Causes and Motives to Resist Change

Similar to @ (17. Change Agent Approach), we can a (...)

  Juan Jauregui, Professor, Mexico

Neuroscience Explanation for Resistance to Change

23. NEUROSCIENCE EXPLANATION. A neuroscience hypot (...)

  Dr. Francis G. Adjei, Lecturer, Ghana

Motives for Resistance to Change also Depend on Region

The points raised in this discourse are very rich (...)

  Goran Stille

Reasons for Resistance to Change

@: I am curious about your thinking pattern as you (...)

  Heidi Mureau, Management Consultant, Australia

Control, Slight or Envy, and Sabotage

This group has compiled an impressive list of chan (...)

  David Wilson, Manager, Canada

Resistance - Reasons and Values

@ : if people understand the reasons or causes of (...)

  Fauzi Arif, Manager, Indonesia

No. 4: Personal Disadvantage

Will no. 4 personal disadvantage (financially...) (...)

  Jaap de Jonge, Editor, Netherlands

Why This List of Motives for Resistance to Change?

@: thank you for your question - why this list? T (...)

  Fathi Ben Amer, Management Consultant, Libya

On Motives for Resistance to Change #4: Personal Disadvantage

Implementing change in organizations means gains f (...)

  edward sevume, Sweden

Why This List and the Importance of Networking

@: Thank you for the answer regarding this list of (...)

  kapukha patrick

Effects of Organization's Change Process to Staff

Note that any organizational change may affect fou (...)

  Kalindi, HR Consultant, India

One Obvious and Missed Out Cause of Resistance to Change

24 SHEER LAZINESS (inertia / complacency / sluggis (...)

  Jaap de Jonge, Editor, Netherlands

Layers of Resistance to Change (Goldratt)

Also take a look at Goldratt's 5 Layers of Resista (...)

  debahooti basu, Teacher, India

These Reasons for Resistance to Change are Perceptions

Note that most or all of these reasons are (subjec (...)

  Janice Johnson-Lorde, Student (MBA), Trinidad and Tobago

Resistance to Change

Resistance may be disagreement with the change foc (...)

  Jean-Marc Guillemette, Canada

Resistance is an Emotional Reaction!

@: some people affected by change have trouble und (...)

  Kathy Hevey, Management Consultant, United States

Resist the Risk of Failure

Consider it's not "the change" that people resist. (...)

  edward sevume, Sweden

Motives to Resist Change: 'Know Thy People'

@: Thanks Kathy for that insightful contribution. (...)

  Verbeeck, Management Consultant, Belgium

One More Reason to Resist Change to Add to the List...

25. LACK OF SUCCESSES / RESULTS. When it takes too (...)

  Juan Perez Eras

Lack of Success Because of no Evaluation of Changes

@: It's not cost-effective to wait for getting lon (...)

  Fareed Ezz, Analyst, Saudi Arabia

One More Reason to Change Resistance

26. Parental Control Allergy. Some people resist c (...)

  Chloe Xu, Director, Australia

Major Reasons for Change Resistance

People's resistance to change indeed attributes to (...)

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