These are two discussion questions. Please respond to each question separately with at least 135 words and with using the Lecture notes. For each question you must provide two references.
Read the article “Overcome the Five Main Reasons People Resist Change.” (http://www.forbes.com/fdc/welcome_mjx.shtml )
After reading the article, identify three reasons for resistance to change. Which of these reasons is likely to be the most critical in your organization? As a leader, how would you overcome this type of resistance?
Organizations face substantial change on a regular basis. Technology, out sourcing, and restructuring through downsizing or rightsizing are some of the key reasons for change.
Assume you are receiving news that you are the point person within your department/division for one of the change factors listed above. What are the barriers you must address that could challenge the change initiative? What steps will you use to facilitate a successful change process?