Understanding Resistance

Ashley Thurin

Causes of Resistance

Resistance can be viewed as alternative, negative, or wrong.

Symptoms of Resistance

  • aggression and anger
  • Unusual flare-ups of emotion
  • Employees encouraging and mobilizing resistance
  • Staff portraying themselves as innocent victims of unreasonable expectations
  • Insensitive and disagreeable behavior
  • Not meeting key performance areas (missing meetings and not responding to emails, for example)
  • Increased absenteeism, late arrival
  • Not responding, not listening, seems disinterested
  • Active attempts to disrupt or undermine work / projects