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Reasons for
resisting
change
Reason # 1
We may fear change
https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Fear-of-change-2979782
Reason # 2
Our values may
go against change
https://twitter.com/tonyvincent/status/570795160302276609
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
Efficiency
Tradition
Stability
Curiosity
Creativity
Try ideas out
Further inspiration
https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Questions-to-discover-your-values-1329394
Reason # 3
We may not see
the need for change
Most people resist change, because they cannot see it.
https://youtu.be/-1XwX9H6shQ
Minute 12.
Jef Staes.
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.
Reason # 4
We may see the rewards
of changing as too low
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
What do I get
from this change?
https://openclipart.org/detail/190631/face-of-an-angry-man-by-knollbaco-190631
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/
Further inspiration
https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/How-should-people-be-paid-1374105
Reason # 5
We may lack trust / belief
When Charles Newbold worked out the idea
of a cast-iron plow, the farmers rejected it on
the grounds that iron polluted the soil and
encouraged weeds.
http://smart.dke.univie.ac.at/c/document_library/get_file?uuid=24b4e418-5e15-403b-9cca-82ffc777bc2b&groupId=10136
A common reason people resist organizational change is
that they assess the situation differently from their
managers or those initiating the change and see more
costs than benefits resulting from the change,
not only for themselves but for their company as well.
https://hbr.org/2008/07/choosing-strategies-for-change
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.
http://www.destination-innovation.com/articles/why-do-people-resist-change/
Further inspiration
https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Trust-1957173
Reason # 6
We may feel
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
We may think 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.
Ravi Kant
http://www.mckinsey.com/insights/organization/leading_change_an_interview_with_the_managing_director_of_tata_motors
Followers
People who
work to make
change happen
People who
fight change
Reason # 8
We may think that learning
to change is very difficult
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://www.peterstark.com/2010/why-employees-resist-change/
People resist change because they fear they will not be able
to develop the new skills and behaviour that will be required
of them. All human beings are limited in their ability to
change, with some people much more limited than others.
Peter Drucker has argued that the major obstacle to
organizational growth is managers’ inability to change their
attitudes and behaviour as rapidly as their organizations
require.
https://hbr.org/2008/07/choosing-strategies-for-change
A new and very different job will require new and different
behaviour, new and different relationships, as well as the loss
of some satisfactory current activities and relationships.
If the changes are significant and the individual’s tolerance
for change is low, he might begin actively to resist the change
– even if the new job is much more important than the
person’s previous job.
https://hbr.org/2008/07/choosing-strategies-for-change
http://www.c4lpt.co.uk/blog/2015/10/26/who-wants-change-who-wants-to-change/
Further inspiration
https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Learning-strategies-1487708

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