xxxxxiv) Resistance

Not realizing that people will resist when they perceive threats to status, certainty, autonomy, relationship to others around them and fairness. Furthermore, when this happens our ancestral brain takes over and it overrides our ability to think, create and innovate.

Not realising that resisters can act like an early warning sign by identifying potential flaws in the change process.

Need to understand another way to look at resistance. For example, Industrial Revolution with mechanization, etc resulted in land-owners and artisans losing to industrialists and factory workers. But

"...economic growth is not just a process of more and better machines, and more and better educated people, but also a transformative and destabilizing process associated with widespread creative destruction. Growth thus moves forward only if not blocked by the economic losers who anticipate that their economic privileges will be lost and by the political losers who fear that their political power will be eroded. Conflict over scarce resources, income and power translates into conflict over the rules of the game......which will determine the economic activities and who will benefit from them. When there is a conflict, the wishes of all parties cannot be simultaneously met. Some will be defeated and frustrated, while others will succeed in securing outcomes they like. Who the winners of this conflict are has fundamental implications...... If the groups standing against growth are the winners, they can successfully block economic growth..."

Daron Acemoglu et al, (2012)

This equally applies to organisations, ie winner and losers. If the losers hold too much political and/or economic power so that they can successfully resist change, it will not happen. Need to find a way to handle this negative power, ie counter it or accommodate it, destroy it, embrace it, etc

Need to understand how to handle failure and/or success


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