Rensink (2002) proposed that change blindness occurs when a change within the scene goes unnoticed, due to the inability or difficulty to detect it....
King Lear and the Earl of Gloucester are the two characters who make up the parallel “double plot” of the tragedy caused of their lack of sight, mental blindness.
In “seeing” this he makes an attempt to change what he thinks is true, when in reality he knows nothing and his blindness to this inevitably succumbs him to what is foretold....
The tawdry superficiality of the bazaar,which in his mind had been an"Oriental enchantment," strips awayhis blindness and leaves him alone with the realization that lifeandlove differ from the dream.
Only one link of the chain of destiny can be handled at a time.” Throughout the story of Oedipus Rex we see continuing theme of sight and blindness, not only in a physical aspect but in a more universal theme of trying to see and navigate one’s own destiny.
In their works Dupais, Mcainey, Fortune, Ploeg, & Witt (2014) define culture change as " an ongoing and evolving process that invokes the difficult work of critically reexamine the language, values and assumptions, attitudes, practices, approaches, policies me added within an organization." According to McKinney (1976) culture change needs to meet felt needs of the member of the society....
Human Vision: do we see it all? Mark 80% (OU Marking Scheme)
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Studies from visual memory and change detection revealed incapacity to detect changes in scenes from one image to another, named change blindness (Briggs and Davies, 2015). Indeed, when a form of disruption is presented between an original and modified image, individuals often fail to notice the change (Briggs and Davies, 2015). Previous researches on change blindness were established on the assumption that, in the absence of a visual disruption, the change would draw attention, leading to detection (Briggs and Davies, 2015). In fact, the participants can detect more changes with a disruption than without one. In the current study, fifty participants watched a series of images and tried to detect the changes (The Open University, 2015). The findings showed that the reaction time of the participants was less when the image changed from a phone to a stapler (congruent change).
In this paper, I will be examining resistance to change during a merger and how to manage this type of stressful and many times unclear change in an organization.