Date of Award
Master of Science
Department of Systems Engineering and Management
John J. Elshaw, PhD.
This thesis examines individual resistance to change and concludes that it is a constantly evolving process with many contributing factors. Defining resistance to change is a challenge within its own right. To account for the actions involved in change resistance is an even more complex undertaking. In this research, resistance to change is examined and explained using the influences of goals, participation, leadership effectiveness, and communication. These factors are expressed as the composition of what makes an individual resist or accept a change. Each of the four elements of resistance to change are examined independently and then synthesized into a model.
DTIC Accession Number
Sandusky, Jeffrey C., "Individual Resistance to Change" (2012). Theses and Dissertations. 1286.