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Reasons why people resist change

  1. 1. Why do people resist change?
  2. 2. http://www.imagebase.net/Concept/lightbulb And some ideas of what to do about it.
  3. 3. Reason # 1 The rewards of changing things are seen as being too low
  4. 4. What do I get from this change? https://openclipart.org/detail/190631/face-of-an-angry-man-by-knollbaco-190631
  5. 5. 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
  6. 6. 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/
  7. 7. 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
  8. 8. Reason # 2 The person does not see the need for change
  9. 9. When people are not aware of the need for change, they will resist change. http://www.change-management.com/Top-5-reasons-employees-resist%20v9.pdf
  10. 10. Inspiration for you http://www.slideshare.net/frankcalberg/pestel http://www.scribd.com/doc/56785190/Customer-Needs
  11. 11. Reason # 3 The values of the person / group / family / community go against change
  12. 12. Tradition Efficiency Security Curiosity Creativity Experimentation
  13. 13. 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.
  14. 14. 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
  15. 15. Inspiration for you http://www.slideshare.net/frankcalberg/questions-to-discover-your-values http://www.scribd.com/doc/34862800/Values
  16. 16. Reason # 4 Belief / trust is lacking
  17. 17. 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
  18. 18. 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. http://www.destination-innovation.com/articles/why-do-people-resist-change/
  19. 19. On a scale from 1 – 100, how much do you trust? http://www.imagebase.net/People/IMG_2030
  20. 20. Reason # 5 The person is afraid of extra work pressure
  21. 21. It’s too much! https://openclipart.org/detail/185097/too-many-boxes-for-a-man-by-j4p4n-185097
  22. 22. 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.uthscsa.edu/gme/documents/chiefres/Change%20Leadership/Top%20reasons%20for%20change%20resistance.pdf
  23. 23. http://www.janbosch.com/Jan_Bosch/Presentations_files/ESA2010-Keynote.pdf
  24. 24. Inspiration for you http://www.slideshare.net/frankcalberg/conflict-management-1537777 http://www.slideshare.net/frankcalberg/ideas-to-prevent-stress
  25. 25. Reason # 6 The person feels too little involved
  26. 26. 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/
  27. 27. To what extent do you involve your girlfriend / boyfriend / spouse when you want to buy a product for your house / apartment?
  28. 28. Reason # 7 The person is afraid of failing
  29. 29. Fear of failure is one of the root causes of organizations’ inability to adapt. Sources http://www.mixhackathon.org/hackathon/contribution/fear-failure-hrs-role http://www.mixhackathon.org/hackathon/contribution/12-enemies-organizational-adaptability
  30. 30. 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
  31. 31. Reason # 8 The person is afraid of losing his or her job
  32. 32. 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://blogs.hbr.org/kanter/2012/09/ten-reasons-people-resist-chang.html
  33. 33. 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. http://www.uthscsa.edu/gme/documents/chiefres/Change%20Leadership/Top%20reasons%20for%20change%20resistance.pdf
  34. 34. 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
  35. 35. 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
  36. 36. Reason # 9 The person is afraid of losing power
  37. 37. # 1 reason why managers resist change Fear of losing power. http://www.uthscsa.edu/gme/documents/chiefres/Change%20Leadership/Top%20reasons%20for%20change%20resistance.pdf
  38. 38. 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.
  39. 39. 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. Paul Sloane https://smallbusiness.yahoo.com/advisor/success-enemy-innovation-180812223.html
  40. 40. On a scale from 1 to 100, how important is it for you to have power over something and/or someone? Why?
  41. 41. 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
  42. 42. Reason # 10 The person is afraid of not being able to learn what is needed?
  43. 43. Change is resisted when it makes people feel stupid. People are worried that their skills will be obsolete. 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
  44. 44. Inspiration for you http://www.slideshare.net/frankcalberg/learning-strategies-11478939 http://www.scribd.com/doc/35963119/Tips-to-help-improve-your-self-confidence
  45. 45. Reason # 11 The person thinks that nothing can be changed
  46. 46. 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. Ravi Kant http://www.mckinsey.com/insights/organization/leading_change_an_interview_with_the_managing_director_of_tata_motors
  47. 47. Followers Proactive people who want change Reactive people who resist change
  48. 48. Reason # 12 The person does not want to change
  49. 49. 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/
  50. 50. On a scale from 1 to 100, how much do you want to change?
  51. 51. 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
  52. 52. Thank you for your interest. For further inspiration and personalized services, please feel welcome to visit http://frankcalberg.com Have a great day.
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