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People in Projects by Project Management Institute

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The Impact of Change on Organizational Behavior

A key challenge is maintaining a delicate balance between forces that encourage or demand change and forces within organizations that resist it. A look at the behavioral impact of the change is filled with both pitfalls and opportunities. The transition impacts human behavior in two major ways: fear and resistance to change. Fear in an organization precipitated by environmental change can be assessed in four dimensions.

Uncertainty

Uncertainty, always present in organizational life, can be debilitating for a work-force when there is a lack of clear information on the personal impact of the change. Staff should also be made known of any necessary responses to the change. The scheduling of the communication ...

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