5th Reason for Resistance to Change: Over Protectiveness of the Status Quo

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5th Reason for Resistance to Change: Over Protectiveness of the Status Quo
Robin Chapman, Consultant, United Kingdom, Member
I am managing a change program for a voluntary organisation for people with learning disabilities whose over caring attitude has developed over decades. The necessary change needs to happen for the organisation's survival. I think there is a 5th reason for the resistance to change. Something around over protectiveness of the status quo. (...) Read more? Sign up for free
 

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Included in Low Tolerance?
David Wilson, Manager, Canada, Premium Member
Many people take the view that if the organization is working, so why change it? These people and their organizations will resist change if they see the status quo as working. You need to show them why change is necessary. If you cannot convince senior executives and a core group of employees (15% or more of the organization), the change will probably fail. I see this issue as being covered by reason number three.
 

 
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