Handbook of Management Scales/Change initiation - Resistance to change

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R - Resistance to change (α = 0.844) (Tornjanski, 2019)[edit | edit source]

Description[edit | edit source]

Cudanov, Tornjanski and Jasko have developed construct based on Beckhard and Harris's model and the subsequent literature with the primary purpose to provide quantitative prediction model in the area of organizational change management. Authors have formalized earlier qualitative assessment into measurement construct aiming at certifying Beckhard and Harris's change model empirically. Fourth component in Beckhard and Harris's change formula, i.e. “R”, refers to resistance to change. Accordingly, second-order construct depicted in text below refers to assessment of change resistance.

Definition[edit | edit source]

Resistance to change has been found as the biggest limitation to successful change (Al-Haddad & Kotnour, 2015; Cudanov et al., 2019; Tornjanski, 2019). Resistance to change definition can be found at the following link: https://www.newfoundations.com/OrgTheory/Bolognese721.html

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Component "R" (1 - Completely disagree; 5 - Completely agree):

  • I do not like change and I have negative attitude regarding it
  • When I was informed about change, I have felt tense and discomfort
  • Change of plan is nightmare for me
  • I do not change my attitude easily

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