Major change within organisations has become the norm in the 21st century.
Much research both practitioner and academic has taken place to better
understand the challenges that this represents. This is not a new phenomenon,
there is material dating back centuries looking at or reflecting upon changing
the order of the day.
Coming forward in time, to just 50 years ago, the
observations written about are not so different from what is written today in
2013. The adoption of certain terms has occurred to help communicate and
offer consultancy services and promote better understanding. Examples are
“Change Management” and “Resistance to Change” however, the very nature of
adopting non-standardised terms has resulted in a range of different
interpretations, these terms we think we understand, but they clearly have
different meanings for different people as was identified in this research
project. What is common, if you ask someone their opinion regarding
“Resistance to Change”, is they have one, just may not be what you are