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Factors affecting resistance to change: an empirical study

Shukri Nadim, Zaynab and Lazarus, Roslin and Md. Yusoff, Rosman (2013) Factors affecting resistance to change: an empirical study. International Journal of Applied Research in Business Administration and Economics, 2 (3). pp. 1-12. ISSN 1839-8456

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Resistance to organizational change is seen as one of theimpediments to organizational expansion and growth due to its negativerepercussions. This study therefore sought to examine factors that havesignificant influence on resistance to organizational change. Descriptive survey design was adopted to collect data from 750 employees working at different managerial levels and branches in one of the leading banks in Sultanate of Oman. Analysis of data was done by descriptive statistics, bi-variate correlation, regression analysis and F-statistics test. Findings ofthis study reveal that employees’ openness to change, participation in change,communication to change, and trust in management had significant effects onemployee’s resistance to organizational change in Bank X. Limitations andfuture research suggestions are identified.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:managerial levels, Sultanate of Oman, bi-variate correlation
Subjects:H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management
ID Code:40465
Deposited By: Narimah Nawil
Deposited On:14 Aug 2014 03:07
Last Modified:31 Mar 2019 08:31

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