Change in an organization is paramount to its survival. The need for organizations to change and adapt to the needs of their current environment are known to be a necessity of success but are often met with resistance within the organization. This research aims to analyze current information on change resistance and why it occurs. Along with a literature analysis, a survey was conducted to compare information found in literature to real accounts of people's resistance to change and what they feel they need for successful change within their organization. by Understanding people's reasons for resistance organizations can begin to plan and prepare resistance to make organizational change successful and sustainable.

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College or School

College of Professional Studies Granite Division

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Spring 2021

MSLD_Lee_Stephanie_Capstone_Paper.pdf (534 kB)
Capstone Paper