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Reducing Resistance to Change

Please suggest the strategies that could be used for design and implement to reduce resistance to change in an organization while explaining why the suggested strategies would be effective and justifying the answers with appropriate research and reasoning. Please us subtitles to follow including in text citations and references. To achieve this I would like to ask your assistance in answering the following questions:

1. Design strategies to reduce resistance to change in an organization.

2. Discuss the reasons for effectiveness of suggested strategies.

3. Justify ideas and responses by using appropriate examples and references from texts, Web sites, other references, or personal experience.

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The nature of change
As applied to an organization, change is defined by Robbins and Coulter (2005) as any alteration in people, structure, or technology. Basically these are the three forms of change that may be implemented by a company - change in people, structure, or technology. Depending on the problem, issue, or difficulty, an organization may alter one among the three forms, a combination of the two, or may be all the three forms when the company may need re-engineering of its operations.

Changing one or any of the aspects of the organization is not only costly but may also create disequilibrium in the company's operations if not well planned, organized, and supported not only by the top management but also the employees in general. Hence, it may have financial, psychological, social, and emotional effects on people in the organization. As such, ...

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