The “change” literature asserts that 70-75% of all organizational change endeavors either fall short of expectations or completely fail. Similarly the Fortune 500 executives see “resistance to change” as their principal obstruction for successful change management implementation. However despite these observations change is all pervasive in today’s era and general perception is that society, organizations indeed the whole world is in the process of constant change therefore the claim that resistance hinders change needs further investigation. The literature on “resistance to change” on the other hand in the last decade illustrates more divergence than convergence which has resulted in creating chaos in its conceptualization and implications. This demands more efforts by the theorists to integrate the prevalent knowledge and reach to the benefits of it. It has been found out that employees made 1.9 positive statements about change for every negative statement. This finding seems to hold truth when advancement and adoption of new technology rates are observed. This paper aims to investigate where did or does this acceptance begins to a level that “Change” is translated in terms of necessity and what position does resistance to change holds in this scenario. This paper also brings attention to the idea that an ongoing demographic shift in terms of aging and shrinking population poses a critical challenge for most industrial countries; therefore there is a need to identify the patterns that are arising within these shifts for being able to constructively and successfully embed the change within the organizations to fit the changing requirements.
|Keywords:||Change, Resistance to Change, Demographic Shift|
PhD Scholar, Department of Management, College of Business, Massey University, Palmerston North, New Zealand
Professor, Department of Management, College of Business, Massey University, Palmerston North, New Zealand
Senior Lecturer, Department of Management, Massey University, Palmerston North, New Zealand
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