Change Implementation Techniques for Laying a Foundation for New Ways

Technique 1.68 Statements/Activities That Reveal Resistance (Version 1)

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Some statements/activities that people often used which will indicate that resistance is present; indicate if present in the organisation

Statement/Activities

Yes

No

Statements that reveal resistance



Change is not needed



Status quo was working fine



Proposed change does more harm than good



Lack of respect for the person responsible for the change



Objectionable way of implementing the change



Negative attitudes towards the organisation before the change



No opportunity to have inputs into change



Change simply adds more work and confusion



Change requires more effort than to keep status quo



Bad timing of the change



A desire to challenge authority



Hearing about change second‐hand



Lack of confidence and/or trust in change and/or project



Concern about cost overruns



Fear of change



Concern about outside influences



Fear of redundancies



Much absenteeism



Staff regularly late to work and work‐related activities like meetings, etc



Failure to meet deadlines by staff



Staff do not actively participate in meetings, discussions, etc



Much gossip, etc with incomplete, incorrect information



Uncontactable, eg switched mobile phones off, etc




The greater the number of "yes" answers, the more resistance to the change is present


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