Resistance In The Workplace

There are times when a person must go against what is common or what others want them to do. I would define this a form resistance. To me resistance is going against what is common, or standing up to someone or some thing that you normally would not. This is a common occurrence in the workplace. Resistance in the workplace is nessicary at times to prevent getting stepped on while climbing the corporate latter. Granted there are also times when the best thing to do is sit back and let things happen. There are however times when an employee must make some noise to be heard and noticed. When someone sees oneself about to be passed up for a promotion that they are entitled to, he or she must do something. Another time some form of resistance should be shown would be in the case of a supervisor or manager on a "power-trip". A person should not just let a manager create work or assign jobs that do nothing more than waste valuable manpower because it makes them feel important. My last example of resistance in the workplace is competition between departments that hinders the progress of the other department. Ideally none of this would happen but in today\'s society ware everyone is out for himself or herself sometimes someone has to shake things up a bit.
One of the main causes for resistance in the workplace would be an employee getting passed up for a promotion that they are the most qualified to receive. Some people wold just sit back and let this happen. But I believe the employee should fight this. There are a few ways of going about this. One of them would be for the person that was passed up to make it a point to state to as many people as possible that they are the one who really deserve the position. If the employee is the one who really deserved the position many should agree with them. Word spreads fast this way. Eventually enough people may question each other as to what is going on that somebody who has some say in the way things happen will hear of it. Sometimes this will work and the employee most deserving of the position will receive it. Another twist on this method is to again use the help of others and using the other person\'s faults against them. Not making it obvious but being persistent in pointing out why someone does not deserve the position. Upper management should eventually get the picture and see that they are not selecting the right person for the position. If the employee who feels that they are getting passed up is the one truly deserving of the position they should be next in line. As with both of these methods there is power in numbers. An employee by himself can accomplish little. But with the help of others either one or a combination of the two, are effective ways of resisting the habit of company promoting people based on who they know not what they know.
Another primary reason for resistance having a part in the workplace would be in the case of power hungry managers. This can be one of the absolute most irritating things to happen. There are times when an employee\'s immediate manager can go on a "power-trip" and expect others to meet every order they bark out no matter how ridiculous it is. This can get to the point ware something has to be done about it. For example, an employee may be doing their respective job and the manager will walk in tell them to do something that has no relevance to what has to be done that week, simply because they enjoy bossing others about. These unnecessary demands can be denied in a few ways. The firs and most obvious way would be for the employee to simply ignore the managers. This only works if the employee is in the right. The manager will go to his superior to report the incident. The employee\'s immediate manager will look like a complete idiot trying to justify to his boss why he wanted the employee to do the