How Can We Deal With A Reluctant Team Member?

Question to Ask the Workplace Doctors about a team member who resists change What can we do to get our co-worker to work with us?

My team has a co-worker who is setting himself apart from us. He has been with the team the longest (15 years) and is resisting the changes that our professor is implementing. Other issues are that there is a new younger male team member who is very personable and has turned into a driving force to implement the changes our professor has requested. The dean of our college has also told us that we must make these changes and our co-worker still insists on resisting these changes. The dean and our professor are women. He is the only member of the team who is resisting changes; the rest of the team is interested and excited about the changes. What can we do to get our co-worker to work with us?

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