Global Journal of Interdisciplinary Social Sciences
Open Access

ISSN: 2319-8834


An Evaluation of the Nature and Pattern of Workers Reaction to Change in an Organization in Nigeria

Onoriode, Omorho Humphrey, Egberi and Agbarha Kelvin

The study examined the nature and patterns of workers reaction to change in an organization. A validated structured questionnaire was used as the instrument for data collection. A sample of three hundred (300) respondents in the selected organization were studied. Data analysis were made using tables and the hypothesis formulated was tested using the Chi-square at 0.05 level of significance. The study revealed that workers perception of the impact of change on their well being, influence the way they resist change. The study concluded that change in an organization is endemic and the reaction of workers could be seen as depending on workers perception of the change on their well being to the way they are consulted by management before the change is introduced. Based on this, the study recommended that management should seek the attention of workers union in an attempt to make change on an agreed issue made between the management and workers union. It is a believe that except two agree, they can not work together and as such, the only way to avoid chaos in organizations is through agreement. Cordial relationship between management and workers should exist so that there can always be success in the change that is being introduced into the organization.