How does organizational change relate to resistance to change?

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pohnpei397 eNotes educator| Certified Educator

Organizational change can help to cause resistance to change.  It is also generally hindered by resistance to change.

Businesses are always needing to change, but change is often hard on human beings.  Workers have gotten used to doing things in a give way and do not want to change.  Change might cause some people to lose status in a firm or even to lose their jobs completely.  As such changes occur, people within firms can become more and more resistant to change.

This resistance can slow the process of change and make it more difficult.  If employees are not eager to change they might (consciously or not) fail to give their best effort to implement the changes.  This leads to a stiuation in which organizational change goes more slowly and is less successful than it ought to be.