How do you deal with resistance to change?
by Bernard Redmann
(Juneau WI, USA)
I was re-hired for my third term of employment at my current place of employment. This time after getting my AAS degree in Process Engineering. I was re-hired for the express purpose of the "need to change and grow attitude", but I have no authority and, at every turn, I'm met with resistance from the authority that does exist. It's to the point where I feel like it's jeopardizing my job because I'm a threat to "the good 'ole boys" way of doing things.
I'd like to see some open discussions or links on how the attitudes of "we've been this way for years", and "we didn't invent it, so it's wrong" cripples a company's morale, growth, and ability to retain talent.