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Engaging Resistance: How ordinary people successfully champion change

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Intellectual Contribution by Aaron Anderson

Contribution Title

Engaging Resistance: How ordinary people successfully champion change

Publication

Stanford University Press

Co-author

Year

2011

Description

Engaging Resistance: How Ordinary People Champion Change offers an empirically based explanation that expands our understanding about the nature of resistance to organizational change and the effects of champion behavior. The text presents a new model, describing how resistance occurs over time and detailing what change proponents can do throughout three engagement periods to effectively work with hesitant colleagues.

The books findings are illuminated by examples of six different resistance cases, embedded in the transformation sagas of two real-world organizations. A fundamental premise of this work is that resistance should not be something to avoid or squash as people work to change their organizations. In fact, resistance can be viewed as a natural, healthy part of an organic process. When engaged properly, resisters can help to improve change efforts and strengthen an organization's overall transformations.

Complete Citation

Anderson, A. D. (2011). Engaging Resistance: How ordinary people successfully champion change. Stanford University Press, Palo Alto.

Website

http://www.sup.org/book.cgi?id=16531

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