our lives, people resist it? Below are some
• People do not see a need for change
• Change may do more harm than good
• Individuals are scared they might lose
something such as security, responsi-
bility, freedom, or authority
• Concern that change will result in
more work, confusion, and mistakes
• Protection of self-interest
No matter what industry you are in or
what organization you work for change
creates internal pressure. When change
is implemented, senior management
feels isolated. Middle management feels
squeezed because they are getting pres-
sure from senior management at the top
and from the employees from the bot-
tom who are resisting the change.
Jim Lipcamon is the outpatient imaging services
manager at East Cooper Medical Center in Mt. Pleasant,
SC and is editor-in-chief of radiology management.
He holds a bachelor of science degree in healthcare
management from Bellevue University. Jim may be
reached at James. Lipcamon@tenethealth.com.