Why do people resist change?

@creed30 (127)
September 7, 2010 6:52am CST
Change is pain that is exactly why people feel for certain changes. Most of the time we feel disappointed.I asked my self why really people resist change? Thats why i come up with the list. 1. Insecurity. Fear of unforseeable consequences. 2.Fear of criticism if they cannot cope. 3.Loss of money.Eroded diffentials. 4.Posible breaking up of work groups which were harmoious. 5.Status may be treatend. 6.Posible lost of job interest. So how can we help people to accept change?
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@rautrahul (267)
• India
8 Sep 10
Most of the people dont like change because they dont want to change. When changes come into view, fear & resistance to change follow - often despite its obvious benefits. People dont naturally resist change, but they do oppose changes that are inflicted on them. If you want someone to accept change, you must first understand why they may resist. By anticipating their likely reaction to your plan or proposal, you can make intelligent decision about how to introduce the change. Accept change when you know whether it is good or bad in long run.
@creed30 (127)
10 Sep 10
acceptance really not easy if you used to do things you think is right but sometimes people have really problem to accept things go in changes its more on personal issues that they always think its right. but not all people are welcome of changes its really takes a long time before the accept changes and start.
8 Sep 10
but i think people should think positively thats the best thing to do because change is part of the cycle of life ,might as well be prepared and ready to accept it
@EdnaReyes (2622)
• Philippines
8 Sep 10
the only thing that is constant in this world is change. People are afraid of it because they dreaded the pain of loss. They keep on holding on to something that they loved so much. People must not be taught to accept change but make them know it's something one can't avoid no matter how much we dislike it. Pain of lost is only temporary and one must move on to keep on living.
@creed30 (127)
8 Sep 10
Because many hard to breaking up with reality that things that they used to do will be not normal. But as you said must move to keep living.
@zeethegr8 (785)
• India
7 Sep 10
The only way people can accept change is by showing them that the rest of the world around them has accepted it. Another way is to show how the change actually helped you in solving the problems you were facing before. But not always can change be considered as a rational decision, so its better to rethink and analyze well before accepting change.
@creed30 (127)
8 Sep 10
we have to consider for changes does not mean we need to accept it right away . Just like we have to know what is right and what is wrong . what will need for improvement what need to retain what need to replace. If changes will give more benifits then i guess no reason not to implement and gradually it . thank for the response. enjoy....
• United Arab Emirates
7 Sep 10
People want to change but their ego's dont allow them to do it. they set out to change the world, but when it comes to changing themselves they feel that they are always right.
@creed30 (127)
8 Sep 10
Absolutely your right its one big factor why its hard to realiaze why need to accept its a big fear for many specially those person who have these superiorty attitude or ego problems.
@Szeksz (7)
• Hungary
7 Sep 10
Well, it depends on the situation, but a lot of times the only thing yo ucan do is support the person in accepting and living with the change. Sometimes one can even embrace change as a new callenge of life like a new school or job or house etc. I often use this little "tactic" when I'm facing serious changes in my life :) In my experience the only thing that really helps is friendly support - physical or emotional - and assurance that you are behind the person whatever the outcome.
@creed30 (127)
8 Sep 10
changes is not easy and takes a lot of patient before we accept it . Its should be gradually in process before we realize we already accepted. we always look forward what may or what will happen in our decisions. Your right emotionally and physical first to consider to start changes. Even at work you have to prepare and compose your self as a boss to lobby the the changes that will happpen. explain everything the best that we can do and listen to our subordinates reactions. The implement gradually. monitor the changes on hand if effective or need improvents. It's all a matter of how we deal and accept.
@djoanne (14)
7 Sep 10
i think people resist change maybe they are happy and contented with there present life and they fear that change would make things out of balance
@creed30 (127)
8 Sep 10
yes cause they are presently contented of what they use to do or shall its traditionally they are doing but if they look the posibilities that changes may help them to make life easier i guess its a good thing to consider.
@sender621 (14898)
• United States
7 Sep 10
I believe that people resist change because they don'tknow how to deal with. We can become too comfortable with certain situations and ideas in life. When they are subject to change, we can have difficulty knowing how to accept it. we are often happier just the way things are. Unfortunately, liife can't always remain that way. change will come whether we like it or not.
@creed30 (127)
8 Sep 10
definity right cause its hard to accept changes if you are not ready and have fear that you can't cope up with that changes. its a matter of acceptance and deal with you fear how you response with changes that may occur.