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Good Resistance, Bad Resistance: How can you tell?

Good Resistance, Bad Resistance:  How can you tell? | Change Management Resources | Scoop.it

When you think of an employee who is resistant to change, what comes to mind?  ....research on constructive resistance is on the rise.


Positive deviance is the scholarly term for constructive resistance.  The technical term is "constructive deviance," however deviance is so associated to criminal activity, I wish they had picked a different term (Warren, 2004).  They mean deviation from the norm, but the way.

Conflict is probably the easiest type of constructive resistance to tackle in this post.  Groupthink theory (Janis, 1972) posits that a LACK of conflict is bad for a project's performance.


See more at:   http://www.howtochangemanagement.com/2013/06/good-resistance-bad-resistance.html#sthash.MsRgKept.dpuf

Deb Nystrom, REVELN's insight:

One of Ron's recent post on understanding the true nature of resistance.  ~  Deb

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Fight the Nine Symptoms of Corporate Decline

Fight the Nine Symptoms of Corporate Decline | Change Management Resources | Scoop.it

How to know if your organizational culture is turning toxic, and what to do about it. 


The good news is that they are all reversible.


Excerpts:


The signs that there is more trouble ahead:


Communication decreases.  Decisions are made in secret. People mistrust official statements.


Criticism and blame increase.  Scapegoats are sacrificed. Self-doubt is masked by attack. External forces are blamed, personal responsibility avoided.


Focus turns inward. People become self-absorbed and lose sight of the wider context — customers, constituencies, markets, or the world.


Rifts widen and inequities grow. Internal rivalries escalate. Power differentials and social distance between groups and levels make collaboration difficult. 

Deb Nystrom, REVELN's insight:

Rosabeth Moss Kanter's post features research from her book, Confidence. It's worth a look, if for nothing else than to better deal with that pervasive "culture eats strategy for lunch" quote. ~ D

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