There are at least dozen factors that cause resistance to change in business and organizations. I have previously mentioned four. Here are four more.
Lack of Competence
Change implies new skills – fear of not being able to make the transition causes people to push against the process.
Planning a change initiative and implementing the process during a period of relative calm is a necessity. Resistance may occur when changes are introduced at an awkward time.
The Lack of Reward or Incentive
A plan to address the upside for employees and the gains that will be made is necessary. Failure to do so is a breeding ground for a lack of motivation for the change itself.
Every organisation has its own share of in-house politics. Employees may resist change as a political strategy to “show or prove” that the change decision is wrong.
What other factors have you come across that indicate resistance to change?
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