Continual Change In The Workplace

Change is a permanent presence in any organization. Continual organizational change is vital to business as it works to grow market share, adapt to new technology and work to gain a sustainable competitive advantage over competitors. Yet, this simple word causes apprehension, tension or even fear when imposed on employees.

While it may be in the best interest of the organization to implement a change, employees might resist the change for many reasons. For instance, due to self-interest or the fear the change will result in a loss of pay, power or even one’s job. Another reason might be a misunderstanding surrounding the change. The employees do not understand how the change will affect their day-to-day job duties. Also, understanding why the change is being implementing might be difficult or trusting the
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There are several techniques ' managers can use to help reduce this resistance and bring employees smoothly on board with organizational changes. The top three techniques are organizational communication, allowing employees to take part in the planning and implementation of changes, and …show more content…
Yet, with continual change comes with employee resistance to change. Each employee’s reason to resist change can be different and can be different from one change event to another. For this reason, a manager must become well versed in the techniques to overcome employee resistance to change. Depending on the change, the education and communication technique might bring position results. Then on a later change, either the planning and implementation or the negotiation technique might be a better fit. If managers are successful at finding positive techniques to less the amount of resistance from employees, all parties involved will reap the benefits. This will include greater profits for the company and larger market

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