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Reasons for Resistance to Change and Shifting Resistance

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Focus on possible reasons for resistance to change, and how that resistance might be shifted. To do this:

- Examine Lowe's home improvement for examples of resistance to change. List at least two examples
- Compare those examples against the theory on resistance to change
- Determine what might be going on in the organization under consideration
Summarize your findings:
- Present at least one possible solution utilizing the models presented in class, as well as models found in sound academic journals
- Describe the implications of implementing this solution on the stakeholders
- Finally, conduct independent research and include citations and references from your research finding that supports, supplements, or even refutes the theory presented in the course

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//The assignment presented here belongs to the common phenomenon of resistance to change. Organizations need changes to maintain pace with the ever changing market demands. However, they have to take care of the interests of their stakeholders. The resistance to change is explained here with an example of Lowe's Home Improvement.//

Resistance to change

Any change in an organization is a response to the changing contemporary business environment. An organization with strong hold of its values will always keep everyone's faith, whether employees, customers or other stakeholders. But with values remaining the same, the organization has to learn with time and grow to adopt the changes in the outer world to maintain its pace.

Whenever, an organization goes for adopting a change, the change can be either welcomed or resisted. This is because an organization is build up with the people who may or may not agree with the change. The resistance to change can be of any degree or for any reasons. Some common reasons could be fear of change, not being consulted, poor communication, changes to routines and low trust or misunderstanding about the change.

Resistance to change: Lowe's Home Improvement

Lowe's is a retail business, operating primarily in United States, along with Canada and Mexico. The company was founded in 1946 and has become one of the leading retailers of the country. Just like any other large sized organization with so many outlets nationally and internationally, Lowe's has witnessed a series of ...

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The reasons for resistance to change and shifting resistance is determined. The implications of implementing the solution on stakeholders are given.