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Why your employees are resisting change


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Why your employees are resisting change

Change is always hard. Whether you’re a fledgling employee who has just mastered their new employers’ policies, or an old hand who has spent years following the same (seemingly) tried and true daily routine, change means going back to the drawing board, opening yourself up to vulnerability and potentially trying something that no one is too sure will actually work.

Yet change is an essential part of business; the innumerable number of corporate juggernauts who at one time dominated their market, but refused to embrace change when it had become necessity such as AOL, Polaroid and Blackberry, to name a few, should serve as a constant warning for all companies to take a stance of constant diligence and openness to the unstoppable tide of progress.

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Comments (2)

  • David
    Fri, 6 Sep 2019 5:01pm BST
    Each case is different, so there will always be other factors, or interaction of factors, that can arrise. In particular inter prsonal factors, for example what if the change is associated with a widely disliked person within the orgnisation?
  • Mike Butler
    Mike Butler
    Fri, 6 Sep 2019 1:45pm BST
    If a true culture of Continuous Improvement is adopted, then change just becomes what you do. The need for continuous "Change Programmes", along with the disruption they inevitably result in, become redundant.