The Origin of Resistance to Change

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Grace Oshun, Nigeria

The Origin of Resistance to Change

It is my belief that resistance to change stems from fear and lack of information. When free-flow of information forms part of the policy of an organization, every worker is able to analyze available information objectively and this eliminates fear and suspicion. It also helps to eradicate rumor, thereby ensuring the success of that organization.

  Hassanali Rassouli, Iran

Paradigm shift

Adhering to old paradigms along with benefits (mostly personal) one believes is acquired by maintaining the present situation is the main source of resistance to change.

  Tiku Godwin Bissong, Nigeria

The Origin of Resistance to Change

How do we manage a staff who had received lecture on how to overcome fear but they still display fear and incompetency in the office everyday.

  Isaac E. Kruger
Management Consultant, South Africa

Reasons for Resisting Change

It can be painfully frustrating to see a manager resisting change, just because he/she feels threatened by the very change. Also the feeling of not being worthy or in control or even knowing that they are not capable enough, may also be a determining factor.

  Jaap de Jonge
Editor, Netherlands

The Origin of Resistance to Change

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