Explore 20 reasons why employees resist change in the workplace. In recent years, technological growth, the Information Age, changes in global economy and the business environment have forced organizations to change the way they do business. Whether we like it or not, change is here to stay. Any companies that will not make changes risk being left behind, forgotten, competitors driving them out of business or possible closure.
In companies, managers, and supervisors are the ones who have to implement the changes cascaded down to them by CEOs or Directors. However, the traditional skills possessed by most managers do not include that of being an effective Change Agent. In these rapidly changing times, a ‘change management’ skill is needed for managers more than ever before. To further compound the complexity of change in every organizations, employees do commonly resist change for different reasons. So, see the 20 reasons why employees resist change in the workplace and how to deal with resistance.