Power and Resistance
1. Discuss common reasons why change is resisted and how managers commonly view resistance. (400 words) 2. Critically examine the key theoretical concepts of resistance considered in this subject and how they are linked to the two key theoretical ontologies used in this subject. (600 words) 3. Critically examine the relationship between power and resistance, and the ethical issues that these raise in relation to the managerial and resistant positions. (600 words) 4. Critically discuss the implications of power and resistance for the role of the change agent in ethically managing change, in both the dialogical and problem-centric approaches to change management (400 words) Use brief examples from your own organisation, or from peer reviewed literature, to illustrate your answers. Use the questions as subheadings.
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