Week 1: Resistance to Change
What are the dynamics that create resistance to change in individuals? In organizations?
Visit the library, and locate an article on “resistance to change.”
Summarize the article and its findings.
How does the article inform “resistance to change” on the part of individuals, groups, or organizations?
Week 2: The Role of Social Identity Theory (SIT) and Social Categorization Theory (SCT) in Resistance to Change
How might either of these theories inform our understanding of resistance to change?
For example, the employees of Organization A resist a merger with Organization B because they are loath to give up their social identity as an Organizational A “in-group.” What role might social identity dynamics play in the organization’s resistance to change process?