Organization Change and Transformation
Week 1: Resistance to Change What are the dynamics that create resistance to change in individuals? In organizations? (half a page)Visit the library, and locate an article on â€œresistance to change.â€Summarize the article and its findings.How does the article inform â€œresistance to changeâ€ on the part of individuals, groups, or organizations? (Half a page)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? (one page)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 â€œin-group.â€ What role might social identity dynamics play in the organizationâ€™s resistance to change process?