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




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Robin Chapman
Consultant, United Kingdom

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

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.
 

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David Wilson
Manager, Canada
 

Included in Low Tolerance?

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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thelma g aranda, Mexico
 

There's a Need to Identify with the Change

When a company wants to implement some change or a new system, the project leader should first work ... Sign up

 
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Zuzana Daniello
 

Strong Protectiveness of Status Quo

I agree with all your comments... But I'm not really sure how to realize change in a situation where... Sign up

 
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David Wilson
Manager, Canada
 

Reduce Resistance by Preparing for Change

Organizations should examine their change readiness prior to any organizational change. You m... Sign up

 
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Jaap de Jonge
Editor, Netherlands
 

Over Protectiveness of the Status Quo: a 5th Category of Resistance?

@David Wilson: I agree with Robin Chapman that there can be situations where people honestly perceiv... Sign up

 
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David Wilson
Manager, Canada
 

Change - the 5th Dimension

Hi Jaap: I agree with you and Robin that employee suggestions and recommendations (e.g., concerns) ... Sign up

   

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