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How Might Resistance Constitute a Driver for Change Rather Than an Obstacle? (Paperback) Loot Price: R279
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How Might Resistance Constitute a Driver for Change Rather Than an Obstacle? (Paperback): Anita Theis
How Might Resistance Constitute a Driver for Change Rather Than an Obstacle? (Paperback): Anita Theis

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Essay from the year 2012 in the subject Politics - Miscellaneous, grade: 1,0, Stockholm University, language: English, abstract: Due to an increased rate of change in the environment, companies have to be able to adapt to new circumstances constantly in order to remain competitive. This comes along with organizational changes effecting the organization and its employees to different degrees. However, most people try to sustain the status quo and therefore resist change proposals, which often leads to dysfunctional conflicts within the change process. Top managers who want to introduce changes to their companies should therefore ask themselves how they can use upcoming resistance efficiently as a driver for change. The following paper will investigate this problem from an academic point of view in order to derive to a founded theory of how to use resistance for change instead of against it. This paper consists of three parts and uses academic articles on topics of change and resistance, to determine main aspects of the theory and their importance for the field. These articles and their main assumptions will be discussed in a structured and critical literature review: An insight into literature about organizational change will be given, as well as its challenges and implications for resistance. As a next step, literature about resistance in organizations will be reviewed with a focus on aspects that work as drivers for resistance, different forms of resistance and how these are expressed. This part closes with a review on the two opposite perspectives of resistance: resistance as an obstacle to change and resistance as a helpful tool for change. In the second part of the paper the precedent literature review will be used for an analysis answering the main question, deriving to a theory - based on the model of Kotter&Schlesinger - of how to use resistance in a company as a driver for change. The report will be concluded with recommendations for further research.

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Imprint: Grin Publishing
Country of origin: United States
Release date: February 2013
First published: September 2013
Authors: Anita Theis
Dimensions: 254 x 178 x 1mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 20
ISBN-13: 978-3-656-32892-6
Barcode: 9783656328926
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LSN: 3-656-32892-7

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