Reflection On Resistance To Change

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Resistance to Change I recently did a questionnaire from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem to assess my resistance to change and found my results to be about average. I scored slightly higher than the average mean for routine seeking, emotional reaction, short- term focus, and slightly lower on cognitive rigidity for a total resistance of 3.29 compared to the mean of 3.09. I agree with these results for the following reasons: I can see both the pros and cons of change and am not typically inclined to either resist or promote them; the type and context of change influences my approach; I’m not too overly attached to routines and like to break them for variety; Whilst I rationalise change before reacting emotionally to it, I do notice stressors; I always like to see the longer-term benefits associated with change and plan for them; I tend to stick with decisions because I work to get…show more content…
I did feel that moment of freezing and not knowing where to start. I did experience the longing for the status quo of before where I knew how to find everything at the snap of a finger. I did feel that scepticism and frustration in terms of whether this new technology was all it was cracked up to be. I did experience a fleeting feeling of emptiness for a strange new reality. All of that, before rejoicing for being in control of the positives with a rush of adrenaline and anticipation to create order out of disorder. What was interesting was due to the “polarity of emotions”, discussed by Wittig (2012) in reference to the SEROC Model (Spectrum of Employees Reactions to Organisational Change), I was aware of resisting and accepting at the same time. Today I am moving from what Adams (n.d.) describes as ‘consciously skilled’ towards 'unconsciously skilled' - referring to a model developed by Burch (n.d.). And I recently received a promotion and rise in

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