Strategies for Change
Week 5: “The Real Reason People Won’t Change”
Change isn’t easy. If it were, we wouldn’t need an entire course devoted to helping us change successfully. There is a laundry list of reasons that our change efforts may not be successful. The article we focus on this week helps us explore one key reason some people may dig in their heels and refuse to embrace change
Initial Post Instructions
Here are three statements for your consideration.
Men are more likely to resist change than women.
Women communicate better than men.
Older workers are more likely to resist change than younger workers.
Respond to the statements above, sharing your agreement or disagreement and why. Your reasoning must go beyond personal opinion and experience. Use and cite a minimum of three scholarly references beyond the texts used in the course to defend your reasoning.
Follow Up Posts
After your initial post, read over the items posted by your peers and your instructor. Select at least two different posts, and address the following items in your responses:
i. What additional lessons can you learn about change from the supporting evidence that came from the scholarly articles cited by your peers?
ii. Did you notice any logical fallacies in the arguments presented by your peers? If so, comment on those and invite further conversation to see if you can arrive at a mutual understanding.