Employees are often seen resisting change for a wide variety of reasons, which fall into four categories:

  1. The change disrupts a status quo that is working well for people, or that they are used to.
  2. The change threatens them by threatening their job security, or some aspect of their job that is important to them.
  3. The change unexpectedly adds work or additional thinking when people are already busy with their normal work.
  4. The change is seen as unnecessary, or worse still, the wrong way to go. The assumption behind this is that the change will be worse for the business and/or the people impacted.

There are lots of theories about change resistance and whether some people more easily adapt to change while others don’t.

Consider What exactly is Change Management and how we can make it a sustainable change

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