Fear of the
Change makes people feel
uncomfortable because it implies uncertainty. Not
knowing what may potentially happen often leads to heightened
anxiety. People resist change to reduce anxiety.
Fear of failure
The new order may
require skill and abilities that may be beyond our capabilities.
There is resistance to trying a new approach as people know how to
operate in the existing order, but fear they will not be able
to acquire the new skills and behavior that will be required of
Too many people,
especially in a
see change only as a threat, never as an
Disagreement with the need for change
Associates may feel that the new direction is a wrong direction.
Losing something of value
associates want to know how the change will affect them. If people
believe they will wind up losing as a result of the change, they
are afraid to go after what they want because it would force them to
stretch their comfort zones. It's only natural to put
off things that scare us, to sidestep goals that require us to leave
our comfort zone and
take a risk.
To put themselves at ease and avoid taking the
risk, many people fool themselves into believing everything will all
work out someday by itself.