Challenging “Resistance to Change”

  title={Challenging “Resistance to Change”},
  author={Eric B. Dent and Susan G Goldberg},
  journal={The Journal of Applied Behavioral Science},
  pages={25 - 41}
This article examines the origins of one of the most widely accepted mental models that drives organizational behavior: the idea that there is resistance to change and that managers must overcome it. This mental model, held by employees at all levels, interferes with successful change implementation. The authors trace the emergence of the term resistance to change and show how it became received truth. Kurt Lewin introduced the term as a systems concept, as a force affecting managers and… 
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