Organizational Structure and Change

Earlier in the unit, you read the first two units in this chapter. You learned about the elements of organizational structure and were able to identify several types of structures. Now, we will return to this chapter and read units 3 and 4. You will learn about organizational change and why resistance to change is prevalent in most organizations. Under what conditions do organizations tend to implement change? Is change always bad? How can you increase "buy-in" within your organization to successfully facilitate the needed change? Reflect on the Big Five Personality Trait of "openness to experiences". How might change resistance be related to personality?