Change And Resistance To Change
The recent outbreak of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) has changed the world as we know it. Many new challenges are faced. The outbreak is moving quickly, and most countries are trying to respond quickly to contain the impact. However, the spread of the virus may continue throughout the upcoming years and impact the operations of many industries for years to come. Accordingly, change has become an urgent need and no longer considered as a luxury or a choice.
Taking the health sector as an example, provide:
A report of about 2000 words that evaluates change and resistance to change. Your evaluation as a change agent should focus on the following:
1. Background of the health sector you have chosen being it a hospital, a lab, a pharmaceutical company, etc. that needs to consider change as part of covid-19 pandemic (15 marks).
2. Explain the environmental pressures for change (fashion, demography, external mandate, etc.) and critically analyse the health sector you have chosen in this context and what were the main drivers towards change (25 marks).
3. Explain how change can take place and what challenges can a change manager face and how s/he should deal with them. Reflect in your answer on the health sector you have chosen by analysing the nature of changes that took place and challenges faced and how it was dealt with (45 marks).
4. Explain resistance to change and how such resistance can be managed. Analyse the case you have chosen from this perspective by reflecting on the most appropriate approach to manage resistance to change in the health sector you have chosen (15 marks).