12 resistance to changes do you like changes do you

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1.2 Resistance to Changes Do you like changes? Do you think most people enjoy changes? Even when it is crucial, many employees are resistant to changes. In this section, we will go over some sources of resistance to change. Resistance to change may stem from individual or organisational sources. 1.2.1 Individual Sources Individual sources of resistance stem from the human characteristics, e.g., personalities, needs. The diagram below shows 5 potential sources of resistance. 1.2.2 Organisational Sources Organisational sources of resistance stem from the structural makeup of organisation. In other words, these are factors within the organisation that may affect resistance to change. The diagram below shows 5 potential sources of resistance. Habit Security Economic factors Fear of unknown Selective information processing
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BUS103 STUDY UNIT 6 SU6 4 Think about how you react to organisational change. Are you resistant to change? What are the factors that influence whether you are resistant or not resistant to change? You should now read Robbins and Judge (2015), Chapter 18, pp. 567-569 to read more about why people are resistant to change. Also, take a look at Exhibit 18-2 of your text to learn about sources of resistance to change. 1.3 Overcoming Resistance to Changes Resistance to changes can be dealt with. Many organisations use a combination of tactics to overcome resistance to change. As you read about these tactics in your text, think about whether your organisation has used these tactics. Structural inertia Limited focus of change Group inertia Threat to expertise Threat to established power relationships
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BUS103 STUDY UNIT 6 SU6 5 Which of these tactics do you think are more effective? Why are some tactics more useful than others? If you are a change agent, what tactics would you use? Why so? You should now read Robbins and Judge (2015), Chapter 18, pp. 569-571 to learn more about strategies that can overcome resistance to change. Tactics Education and communication Participation Facilitation and support Negotiation Manipulation and cooptation Selecting people who accept change Coercion
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BUS103 STUDY UNIT 6 SU6 6 Please click here to login to your Library account and access the Newslink database. Search for the article titled “Managing change in an organisation” in The Business Times on December 15, 2007. When you read the article, think about how large organisations manage change. You should now watch Study Unit 6, Sections 1, 2, 3, & 4. 1. Organisational Change & Stress - Unit Overview 2. Change Definition & Illustration 3. Driving and Restraining Forces & Resistance To Change 4. Strategies To Overcome Resistance to Change (Access video via BlackBoard)
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