significant changes threaten employees’ sense of balance in the workplace.
have a desire to maintain a safe, secure, and predictable status quo.
and lack of skills
introductory or remedial training, change may be perceived negatively.
acceptance of change can create a sense of powerlessness, anger, and passive resistance to change.
of improvement mean nothing if employees do not trust management.
are intimidated by change and doubt their abilities to meet new challenges.
who are disliked by their managers are poor conduits for change.
events can conspire to create resentment about a particular change.
- No showing
sensitivity to feelings can create resistance to change.
to Job Status/Security
worry that any change may threaten their job or security.
of Work Group
can tear apart established on-the-job social relationships.
can disrupt employees in their pursuit of other goals.