The Importance Of Resistance To Change

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Register to read the introduction… Doing so will reduce the resistance being experiencing from the employees and the chances of failure in the execution of the proposed changes (Trice & Bayer, 2005). Individual resistance to change is usually about self preservation and fear (Trice & Bayer, 2005). This is why our management team must focus in unveiling our employee’s fears and in finding ways to ease them out. As Bruner, Eaker, Freeman, Spekman, Teisberg, & Venkatatarman (2003) suggested, to motivate their employees to perform according to the policies established managers must have a clear understanding of their weaknesses, strengths, and learning styles (Bruner et al., 2003). This is why understanding these factors will allow our managers to be more effective at handling those elements that will trigger our employee’s performance and that will facilitate their assimilation of the changes implemented (Harrison, …show more content…
Their failure to consider the implications involved in its implementation, to acknowledge the need to educated and to fully communicate the need for the change to employees are some of the main causes generating their resistance (Harrison, 2005). This is why it will be in the best interest of the organization to temporarily suspend the new policy and to refocus their efforts in education the employees in the need for the new policies (Harrison, 2005). Along with that, their focus should also include the creation of open communication settings to allow the employees to express their concerns, feelings, and discomfort with the new policy. Doing so will assist our leadershi to regain their trust, to develop plans to gain their support to the new policy, and to minimize their resistance (Harrison, 2005; Trice & Bayer, 2005).

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