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Demystifying the Legend of Resistance to Change


Hamid Tahbaz Tavakoli


The R&D Society of Iranian Industries and Mines

Nader Ale Ebrahim


University of Malaya (UM) - Department of Engineering Design and Manufacture, Faculty of Engineering; University of Malaya (UM) - Research Support Unit, Centre of Research Services, Institute of Research Management and Monitoring (IPPP)

Arash Golnam


The Society of Iranian Industries & Mines - Research & Development Centers

April 6, 2008

IAMOT 2008: 17th International Conference on Management of Technology, April 6-10, 2008

Abstract:     
Nothing is permanent except change. Many authors stress that the reason for the failure of many change initiatives can be found in resistance to change. Resistance to change introduces costs and delays into the change process that are difficult to anticipate but must be taken into consideration. Undoubtedly the resistance to change is key topic in change management and should be seriously considered to help the organization achieve advantages of the transformation. Considering the importance of resistance to change, this paper aims to delve deeper in this field through theoretical exposition of the concept, elaborating more on the literature involving change, types of change coming up with the major reasons why change initiatives fail in some organizations. As the next step we define resistance and we classify its types and as the final analysis we introduce a new managerial approach for overcoming the resistance to change and ensuring the according-to-plan implementation of a change initiative.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 8

Keywords: Change, Failure of Change Initiatives, Overcoming Resistance to Change

JEL Classification: L11, L1, L7, M11, M12, M1, M54, O1, O3, O32, P42, P24, P23, L17, Q31, Q32  

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Date posted: April 8, 2011  

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Tahbaz Tavakoli, Hamid and Ale Ebrahim, Nader and Golnam, Arash, Demystifying the Legend of Resistance to Change (April 6, 2008). IAMOT 2008: 17th International Conference on Management of Technology, April 6-10, 2008 . Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1803768

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Hamid Tahbaz Tavakoli
The R&D Society of Iranian Industries and Mines ( email )
Tehran
Iran
Nader Ale Ebrahim (Contact Author)
University of Malaya (UM) - Department of Engineering Design and Manufacture, Faculty of Engineering ( email ) ( email )
Department of Engineering Design and Manufacture,
University of Malaya, 50603 Lembah Pantai,
Kuala Lumpur, 50603
Malaysia
University of Malaya (UM) - Research Support Unit, Centre of Research Services, Institute of Research Management and Monitoring (IPPP) ( email ) ( email )
Department of Engineering Design and Manufacture,
University of Malaya, 50603 Lembah Pantai,
Kuala Lumpur, 50603
Malaysia
Arash Golnam
The Society of Iranian Industries & Mines - Research & Development Centers ( email )
Tehran
Iran
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