BUS610 Understanding and Coping with Change

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Change is everywhere, yet very few people seem to embrace the concept. We are, for the most part, creatures of habit and follow daily routines. When change occurs, our activities and thought patterns are disrupted.

Write a four- to five-page APA formatted paper (excluding the title and reference pages), using a minimum of three scholarly sources in addition to the textbook, analyzing the internal and external factors contributing to an individual’s resistance to change.

Describe a situation where you or someone you know was resistant to change as identified in one of following areas:

  1. Self-interest
  2. Lack of understanding
  3. Lack of trust in management
  4. Differing assessments of the need for change
  5. Low tolerance for change

Explain whether the resistance to change was caused by an internal or external factor. Using Kotter’s theory for change, provide a plan for overcoming that resistance. What will be done and how will you know that the plan has worked?

Carefully review the Grading Rubric (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. for the criteria that will be used to evaluate your assignment.

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School: Carnegie Mellon University



Understanding and Coping with Change


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Understanding and Coping with Change
Change is always considered a good thing. In every organization, change is constant but
employees have always been the number one opponents of change. There are different reasons
that employees in a company give for resisting change, and the most obvious is that there is a
lack of understanding of the need for change in the workplace. In the past, I have personally been
resistant to change because of limited understanding of the need for change. Regardless of how
well the company tried to manage change, there were concerns on how the need for change was
insufficiently communicated to me. Communication is key for change management. There
should be constant conversation between executives and employees on what will happen in the
day-to-day occurrences in the organization. I felt that the company was not being truthful,
straightforward, and timely with changes. There was insufficient explanation given for the need
for change. The questions of “what’s in it for me?” was not sufficiently answered and there were
no efforts to help the employees see the big picture and the benefits for change. Further, there
were concerns that the company was not listening to employees. Any grievances that were raised
was received but no sufficient feedback was provi...

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