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When we think of resistance, we also think of elimination due to the overwhelming amount of research and practical examples of why resistance is negative however, this entry discusses resistance from a different perspective. Resistance creates energy and that very energy can be channelled to benefit higher objectives whilst creating opportunities for employees to engage in. This entry firstly explains the root causes of the negative assumptions of resistance before moving on to the idea of ‘positive resistance’. Secondly, the entry explores theoretical concepts related to positive resistance before detailing practical examples and avenues for future research.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationElgar Encyclopedia of Organizational Psychology
EditorsP. Matthijs Bal
PublisherEdward Elgar
ISBN (Print)978 1 80392 175 4
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2024

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