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    Reasons why people resist change Reasons why people resist change Presentation Transcript

    • 12 reasons why people resist change
    • http://www.imagebase.net/Concept/lightbulb And some ideas of what to do about it.
    • Reason # 1 The rewards of changing things are seen as being too low
    • What do I get from this change? https://openclipart.org/detail/190631/face-of-an-angry-man-by-knollbaco-190631
    • When people do not have the answer to the question ”What’s in it for me?”, they will resist change. http://www.uthscsa.edu/gme/documents/chiefres/Change%20Leadership/Top%20reasons%20for%20change%20resistance.pdf http://www.changedesigns.net/public/team/leading_teams/Why-people-resist-change.html
    • People will resist change when the rewards for making the change are seen as too low compared to the trouble / stress / extra work involved. http://www.torbenrick.eu/blog/change-management/12-reasons-why-people-resist-change/ http://managementisajourney.com/organizational-change-8-reasons-why-people-resist-change/
    • Inspiration for you http://www.slideshare.net/frankcalberg/what-is-the-company-purpose http://www.slideshare.net/frankcalberg/how-are-people-paid-for-what-they-do
    • Reason # 2 The person does not see the need for change
    • http://www.change-management.com/Top-5-reasons-employees-resist%20v9.pdf When people are not aware of the need for change, they will resist change.
    • Inspiration for you http://www.slideshare.net/frankcalberg/pestel http://www.scribd.com/doc/56785190/Customer-Needs
    • Reason # 3 The values of the person / group / family / community go against change
    • Efficiency Tradition Security Curiosity Creativity Experimentation
    • To be efficient To be creative Plan Let things emerge Stick to your knitting Think outside the box Exploit what you know Explore what you don’t know Govindarajan, Vijay & Trimble, Chris: 10 Rules for Strategic Innovators, p. 3.
    • Fact is, most businesses were never built to change - they were built to do one thing exceedingly well and highly efficiently - forever. That’s why entire industries can get caught out by change - industries like big pharma, publishing, recorded music and the major U.S. airlines. http://blogs.wsj.com/management/2009/06/01/why-companies-fail-part-i/ Gary Hamel
    • Inspiration for you http://www.scribd.com/doc/36200010/Questions-to-discover-your-values http://www.scribd.com/doc/34862800/Values
    • Reason # 4 Belief / trust is lacking
    • People resist change when they do not feel that a particular solution is the best approach to fix the problem. http://www.uthscsa.edu/gme/documents/chiefres/Change%20Leadership/Top%20reasons%20for%20change%20resistance.pdf
    • Misunderstandings are most likely to arise when trust is lacking between the person initiating the change and the stakeholders who feel that they will be affected by it. Hayes, John: The Theory and Practice of Change Management, p. 130.
    • On a scale from 1 – 100, how much do you trust? http://www.imagebase.net/People/IMG_2030
    • Reason # 5 The person is afraid of extra work pressure
    • It’s too much! https://openclipart.org/detail/185097/too-many-boxes-for-a-man-by-j4p4n-185097
    • http://www.uthscsa.edu/gme/documents/chiefres/Change%20Leadership/Top%20reasons%20for%20change%20resistance.pdf When people feel that a certain change requires that they work more than they do now – and already now work under high pressure – they will resist change.
    • http://www.janbosch.com/Jan_Bosch/Presentations_files/ESA2010-Keynote.pdf
    • Inspiration for you http://www.slideshare.net/frankcalberg/conflict-management-1537777 http://www.slideshare.net/frankcalberg/ideas-to-prevent-stress
    • Reason # 6 The person feels too little involved
    • People are more resistant to change if they are not part of the change. http://www.torbenrick.eu/blog/change-management/12-reasons-why-people-resist-change/
    • To what extent do you involve your girlfriend / boyfriend / spouse when you want to buy a product for your house / apartment?
    • Reason # 7 The person is afraid of failing
    • Sources http://www.mixhackathon.org/hackathon/contribution/fear-failure-hrs-role http://www.mixhackathon.org/hackathon/contribution/12-enemies-organizational-adaptability Fear of failure is one of the root causes of organizations’ inability to adapt.
    • If what they did in the past worked well for them, they may resist changing their behaviour out of fear that they will not achieve as much in the future. http://blog.globalblackswan.com/2010/07/5-of-5-why-we-resist-change.html
    • Reason # 8 The person is afraid of losing his or her job
    • http://blogs.hbr.org/kanter/2012/09/ten-reasons-people-resist-chang.html Change is resisted because it can hurt. When new technologies displace old ones, jobs can be lost, prices can be cut, investments can be wiped out. Rosabeth Moth Kanter
    • http://www.uthscsa.edu/gme/documents/chiefres/Change%20Leadership/Top%20reasons%20for%20change%20resistance.pdf When people feel that a business change is a threat to their job security, that the change will eliminate the need for their job, they will resist change.
    • People are more concerned about the risk of loss than they are excited by the prospect of gain. https://www.mckinseyquarterly.com/Hidden_flaws_in_strategy_1288
    • Inspiration for you http://www.slideshare.net/frankcalberg/how-do-you-manage-your-emotions http://www.slideshare.net/frankcalberg/how-are-people-paid-for-what-they-do
    • Reason # 9 The person is afraid of losing power
    • Fear of losing power. http://www.uthscsa.edu/gme/documents/chiefres/Change%20Leadership/Top%20reasons%20for%20change%20resistance.pdf # 1 reason why managers resist change
    • Threats to power and influence are one of the most important sources of resistance to change. Hayes, John: The theory and practice of change management, p. 130.
    • There is considerable revenue associated with the current successful model. Careers have been built on its growth. Any change to a new model threatens those revenues and those reputations. http://voices.yahoo.com/success-enemy-innovation-7117244.html?cat=3 Paul Sloane
    • On a scale from 1 to 100, how important is it for you to have power over something and/or someone? Why?
    • Inspiration for you http://www.scribd.com/doc/32211076/Power-distance http://www.slideshare.net/frankcalberg/power-to-the-people-34722633 http://www.slideshare.net/frankcalberg/questions-that-challenge-the-way-you-think
    • Reason # 10 The person is afraid of not being able to learn what is needed?
    • Change is resisted when it makes people feel stupid. People are worried that their skills will be obsolete, that they will lack the skills that are needed. Sources http://blogs.hbr.org/kanter/2012/09/ten-reasons-people-resist-chang.html http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/1266407/why_do_people_resist_change.html?cat=3 http://www.change-management.com/Top-5-reasons-employees-resist%20v9.pdf
    • Inspiration for you http://www.slideshare.net/frankcalberg/learning-strategies-11478939 http://www.scribd.com/doc/35963119/Tips-to-help-improve-your-self-confidence
    • Reason # 11 The person thinks that nothing can be changed
    • The most frozen layer in any organization, I think, is the people with experience who think they know best, who believe that nothing can be changed, and who typically exhibit a not-invented-here syndrome. Ravi Kant http://www.mckinsey.com/insights/organization/leading_change_an_interview_with_the_managing_director_of_tata_motors
    • Followers Proactive people who want change Reactive people who resist change
    • Reason # 12 The person does not want to change
    • Some people, hesitant to try new things, express an unwillingness to learn something new. They may say, ”I already know what I need to know.” http://blog.globalblackswan.com/2010/07/5-of-5-why-we-resist-change.html http://www.peterstark.com/2010/why-employees-resist-change/
    • On a scale from 1 to 100, how much do you want to change?
    • Inspiration for you http://www.slideshare.net/frankcalberg/tips-to-help-a-person-through-a-change http://www.slideshare.net/frankcalberg/how-do-you-manage-your-emotions
    • Thank you for your interest. For further inspiration and personalized services, please feel welcome to visit http://frankcalberg.com Have a great day.