Types Of Resistance To Change

. Resistance can be broken done into 3 categories: logical, psychological and sociological, ie


(based on rational reasoning)


(based on emotions, sentiments and attitudes)


(based on group interest and values)

Time required to change or adjust

Fear of unknown

Organisational political coalition

Extra effort to adjust/relearn

Feared inability to cope with new change

Opposing group values/beliefs

Threat of less desirable conditions

Low tolerance to change

Vested interests

Downgrading of work position

Dislike of management or change agents

Parochial, narrow outlook

Economic cost of change

Lack of trust in others

Desire to retain existing friendships

Uncertainty as to likely success of change initiative

Desire for status quo


Questionable technical feasibility of change

Need for security



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