FACILITATING ORGANIZATIONAL CHANGE: UNDERSTANDING AND MANAGING RESISTANCE
The purpose of this research is to explore the nature of employee resistance to organizational change, and to understand why resistance occurs and how to minimize resistance and facilitate the process of change. It is examined some key elements of organizational change such as the scale of change, change enablers, change methods, and change response. It is considered the cognitive, affective, and behavioral reactions of employees to organizational change, and how these reactions are shaped by individual personalities, the method of implementation, and the management styles and relationships with employees. In addition, this paper includes some research-based recommendations aiming to reduce resistance to change and to facilitate the change process.