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Organizational Change and Dealing with Employees' Resistance

Dr. Fareeha Zafar, Kanwal Naveed


One of the biggest challenges in implementing change is to cope up with the resistance that evolves during incorporation of change in organizations. The intensity of resistance depends upon the type of change being introduced and the way it is being introduced. This article gives a deep insight on organizational change, forces that trigger change, resistance to change that raises as an outcome and certain ways to deal with this change. The article also provides a comparative analysis on different approaches towards organizational change (guided, planned and directed) and the causes of resistance for this change. Overcoming employee resistance to change is a challenge towards effective change management. ADKAR model can be used as a tool towards effective change management. Leaders and managers are key contributors towards overcoming resistance


Organizational change; employee’s resistance to change; dealing employees’ resistance and change.

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