Reasons for Resistance to Change:
1 Loss of control: Too much is done to people, and too little is done by them.
2 Too much uncertainty: Information about the next steps and likely future actions is not available.
3 Surprise, surprise: Decisions are sprung full-blown without preparation or background.
4 The costs of confusion: There are too many things changing simultaneously, interrupting routines, and making it hard to know the proper way to get things done.
5 Loss of face: The declaration of a need for change makes people feel that they look stupid for their past actions, especially in front of peers.
6 Concern about competence: People wonder about their ability to be effective after the change; whether they will be able to do what is required.
7 More work: Change requires more energy, more time, more meetings, and more learning.
8 Ripple effects: One change disrupts other unrelated plans.
9 Past resentments: A legacy of distrust based on unkept promises or unaddressed grievances make it hard to be positive about the change effort.
10 Real-threats: Change brings genuine pain or loss.