Assignment 1: Discussion Questions

Discussion Module 2


You have been hired as an organization development consultant for a medium size manufacturing company. After analyzing the company, you suggest some change initiatives to be implemented in the organization. Several of the senior employees are not happy about the change and have provided several valid reasons to back their claim that the change will not be successful. Some consultants believe that resistance to change may actually be good for a change initiative while others disagree. Discuss the impact (both positive and negative) change resistance can have on the implementation of a new initiative.

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