Reflection on ‘Do People Resist Change’
Change is a necessity in a business. But often forcing a change can lead to severe problems in a business. Whether a change should occur is affected by people’s attitude towards a change. Resistance of change occurs at time when people do not find any positive improvement being caused due to a particular change. Along with the positives of changing such as better health conditions along with good foster relations being caused due to change but often these are associated with certain disadvantages as well such as the too much effort being put to make a change along with more time involved and high risks incurred while making a change due to which people often resist change.
If the negative attributes of a change are also solved, but if people are happy with their present conditions then they will resist change as they are accustomed to those conditions. This tells us that only looking at the advantages and disadvantages of a change will not help. We would also have to look at the positives and the negatives of not changing. If a business does not change then it might go bankrupt, or it might also have an effect on one’s health issues.
Unless and until, all the four aspects are not taken into account, problems would definitely arise. If only the positives or either the negatives of a change are seen, this may hamper communication and eventually the change or its resistance might go against the managers and employees itself. When dealing in a big organization, recognizing all the four aspects of different people of the business is very essential in order to take correct decision methods. I would say that change in a business is not easy to happen and involves lots of work. Some situations might suit a change but some may not. So proper decision making, related to change is very necessary in a business.
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In order to overcome this problem, the following business tool could be used:-
| Positive Factors | Negative Factors |
Change | More profits, along with higher employment. | Higher risks, more time consuming and communication problems |
No change | Suited to a particular style of living, happy in the current situation. | Completion due to other firms and external influences on the firm. |
A change can lead to better profits and revenues in the long run due to technological progress and might also create high employment because of better demand by customers but a change might incur negatives such as the risk involved in this along with more time being consumed during this process.
Resistance to change can be because firms are more suitable in their current situation because of customers’ loyalty towards the firm’s products. But the negatives behind its resistance could be the increase in competitiveness of other firms because of no innovations and no increase in efficiency in the firm due to which the company might face losses.
Thus, it would depend on the people’s thinking and attitude towards change whether to occupy a change or not which can be done by brainstorming all the positives and negatives of both of having a change and resisting it.