Management Bug: Resistance to Change

A MngtBug is a problem, cause or impact in a human manager’s decision which produces an incorrect or unexpected result. Every other week we share a little bit of our knowledge base on social media and our newsletter. This week’s MngtBug is…

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This week’s “Resistance to Change” could be considered a true classic!
By definition, “Resistance to change” is the action taken by individuals and groups when they perceive that a change that is occurring as a threat to them. Keywords here are ‘perceive’ and ‘threat’. The threat need not be real or large for resistance to occur.
(additional resource at http://changingminds.org/disciplines/change_management/resistance_change/resistance_change.htm)
As usual, it is a matter of remembering we are all humans and should be treated as such.

Known Associates

This MngtBug has been mentioned in relation to a number of MngtFixes such as…
“Career Path Definition”,
“Company Strategy Definition”,
“Problem Solving Workshop(s)”,
“Company Strategy Follow-up”,
“Company Values Elicitation and Definition”,
“Moving Motivators Implementation”,
“Communication Training”,
and of course “Team Building Events Implementation”!

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Have a nice week and remember…
Human Managers should strive to be humans while managing and be managed as humans!

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Eduardo Espinheira is a Consultant, Facilitator, Manager, Public Speaker, Creator of the Management Bugs&Fixes and the Machiavellian PM Stories

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