What is Resistance to Change

for Identifying, Managing & Overcoming Resistance to Change

Resistance Management Plans, Templates, & Toolkit

When organizations implement a new change, including government change, business process re-engineering, new products, system integrations, expansion to new regions, M&A, technology implementation, and organizational culture changes, there is often resistance to the change.

The section below presents AGS’ top toolkit for resistance identification, assessment and management. It includes well defined and easy to use resistance management plan templates that you can obtain and use to overcome resistance and increase the success of the change.

Resistance Assessment & Mitigation Analytics Dashboard

Resistance Mitigation and Change Management Made Easy

There are many moving parts to implementing a change resistance management plan. You have to identify where resistance may occur, learn which stakeholders can have the biggest impact on your project, create a strategy for resolving resistance, and more! AGS Cloud provides you with everything you need to plan and implement a successful resistance management strategy.

AGS Cloud’s Resistance Management Toolkit is equally suited to newbies and experienced change managers. These comprehensive tools and templates are designed to help those new to resistance management ramp up the learning curve with expert guidance as well as give seasoned resistance managers tools that are truly time-saving.

Resistance Management Plans

This change management resistance management tool comes with structured step-by-step proactive and reactive resistance mitigation plans that guide you through every step of the way to effectively identify resistance, engage with resisting individuals, and remediate the different levels of resistance.

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Use the Proactive Resistance Management Plan for identifying and assessing potential points of resistance, as well as identifying existing levels of resistance, and then addressing these upfront.

Leverage the Reactive Resistance Management Plan for a list of steps that will allow you to identify unanticipated and unexpected resistance throughout all phases of the change implementation.

These plans allow you to eliminate the guesswork on who is resisting and why they are resisting. You are able to quickly identify and document each impacted group’s level of resistance to the change so you can address it as soon as possible. 

Resistance Management Template Database

Next, let’s discuss the template matrix that comes with our Resistance Assessment and Management Tool. The template includes a well-structured database matrix that allows you to gather the right levels of information.

Do you know all the pieces of resistance information that need to be gathered and assessed?

If not, no worries, this template database includes a simplified structure with pre-defined fields. You’ll spend less time trying to figure out what you need to assess, which will allow you to better focus your time in planning and implementing your activities to reduce resistance.

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Resistance Management Analytics & Reporting Dashboard

Our AGS cloud-based Resistance Management Plan Template and our resistance management Excel-based Tool come with a dashboard analytics page for monitoring, analyzing, and reporting your resistance management activities. 

This allows you to get faster insights that you can use in developing, revising, and optimizing your activities to overcome the various levels of resistance.

This is going to save you tons of time when it comes to analyzing and presenting your data. Instead of having to spend hours pouring over your data and trying to chart it into comprehensive insights – AGS Cloud has done it all for you!

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Flexibility & Scalability

Your AGS change resistance management plan template is scalable, meaning you can use it for any type of program, from small projects that will impact only a few groups to large transformations that will impact thousands of employees, managers, customers, and external users.

Add additional subscribed users to share and collaborate on your account as well. AGS Cloud allows you to access your resistance management tools from any location and any device.

Don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions or requests about any AGS product. AGS offers a wide range of change management and project management products, including templates and tools.

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Why Use AGS Cloud’s Resistance Management Toolkit?

  • Saves you tons of time on all aspects of your resistance identification and management
  • Based on industry-standard change methodologies
  • Can be used by both beginners and experienced change managers
  • Change management, project management, and resistance management teams can collaborate together online
  • Automatic stakeholder resistance reporting that is always current with your data
  • Keeps you from dropping any balls 
  • Makes you look good to senior leaders and clients with smart analytics!

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What’s Inside the AGS Cloud Resistance Management Module?

  • Free resistance management templates & roadmaps
  • Guides, best practices, a proactive and reactive plan & tutorial
  • Instant analytics as you input data into your resistance management template (no spending hours trying to create reports)
  • Ability to upload your data from a spreadsheet or key it into the cloud template interface
  • Ability to add on special features like knowledge library access or a live dedicated Senior Resistance Management Lead as a resource for you to bounce ideas or for Q&A on best resistance mitigation practices
  • and more!

Don’t hesitate to let us know if you have any questions or feedback about this article or any of our products.

Pricing – Resistance to Change Tool

We’ve created this Resistance Management Toolkit in the Cloud and also created a downloadable Excel version to increase the number of options available to you.

Today, the toolkit is being offered at a discounted price.

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Best for:

  • Change Practitioners
  • People who prefer a low monthly recurring payment
  • People who like to add teammates to collaborate together in using the toolkit

Best for:

  • Change Practitioners
  • People who prefer Excel, and the ability to make their own changes to the toolkit
  • People who prefer to download and own the toolkit forever
  • All prices are in US Dollars
  • Ongoing enhancement and innovation
  • Free upgrades
  • Import / export data
  • 30-Day money back guarantee
  • If you don’t like it, just let us know within 30 days and we’ll refund you
  • Low recurring monthly cost
  • Add unlimited team members for collaboration
  • Advanced filtering and sorting capabilities
  • Can only be used for one project or client at a time. But you can clear data, and reuse the tool for another project
  • Secured with top grade cyber security systems
  • All AGS products come with an NDA and confidentiality clause to give you peace of mind about your data
  • All prices are in US Dollars
  • Sales are final | Cost for the Excel version is a one-time cost that enables you to use the Toolkit indefinitely – Single User Usage only. 
  • Can only be used by you (all other teammates need their own license)
  • Add our Value-Add Service Plan (At the checkout page) which allows you to make copies and use the Excel version of this toolkit for multiple projects and clients
  • Excel/Microsoft Office should be installed on your computer to use this version

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Cloud vs. Excel Comparison | Resistance Management Toolkit

Cloud vs. Excel Comparison

  1. Cloud Version: Because this version is in the Cloud and we own the technology, we’re free to innovate. 
  2. The Excel version is a downloadable version, but because Excel is a Microsoft platform, we are limited on how we can support it. 

Cloud Version Details

  1. Low recurring pricing options. Cancel any time before your next billing.
  2. Try risk-free
  3. Collaborate across your company with effortless team collaboration.
  4. Easily add an unlimited number of users or  teammates to work together or view your resistance management deliverables.
  5. Import data: Start new resistance management projects from scratch or upload data.
  6. Automated upgrades at no cost to you.
  7. View real-time analytics reporting and charts on your Resistance Management Plan Toolkit.
  8. All our cloud business change software come with enterprise-level security & scalability.

Excel Version Details

Do you need complete control over your Change Resistance Management Plan Template & Tool, including the technical and development control? For example, if you want to manually build more macros, pivot tables, and other functions at the backend, then go with the Excel version of this Resistance Management Toolkit.

Note: The Excel version of our tool is sold as-is. Refunds, maintenance, or future enhancements are only applicable to the Cloud version of the software tool.

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Multi-prong question about sharing the Resistance Management Toolkit with other team members

Questions: Can I share this Resistance Management Toolkit with others? What are the requirements for the single-use license? If I have a colleague on the same project, can we use it separately and work on the project separately, or do we need to buy 2 licenses?

Answer: Our Resistance Management Toolkit is offered on a per user basis. You can add users to your account to collaborate with you, but they need to subscribe. Subscribing gives them their own single-user license. After you purchase the Resistance Management Toolkit, we will follow-up with additional details on the 3 quick steps for adding teammates and other users to sharing the tool with you.

Can I cancel at any time?

Answer: Absolutely! We’d hate to see you go, but we understand things come up. Subscription plans for our Resistance Management Toolkit are recurring but can be canceled before the next renewal period on your My Account > Subscriptions page. We have a no-questions-asked simple-click cancellation policy—no hoops for you to jump through.

Does the Resistance Management Toolkit include guides and tutorials?

Answers: Yes, it does. And more. It also includes video tutorials that provide you with a step-by-step walkthrough on using the Resistance Management Toolkit.

Can I upload (import) data into the Resistance Management Toolkit’s spreadsheets. For example, can I upload employee rosters vs having to re-enter the data?

Answer: Yes, you can. We’ve made it easy with a simple click to import existing data into your Resistance Management Toolkit. Automatically import your data from other databases or spreadsheets in minutes and instantly bring your team together.

Do you offer a free trial for your Resistance Management Toolkit?

Answer: Yes we do. Try out our online toolkit for 30-days risk free.

I am in a different region, will this Resistance Management Toolkit still work for me?

Answer: Yes. This tool was developed for the U.S., as well as for change managers in Australia, the U.K., Canada, Philippines, India, Africa, Europe, LATAM, Middle East, APAC, and in any region. It is truly a global Resistance Management Toolkit platform.

Can I remove AGS branding and use my branding or firm’s logo?

Answer: Yes, you can replace AGS branding on your purchased Resistance Management Toolkit, when you add a customization or a value-add service plan to your order.

If acquiring the Excel version of the Resistance Management Toolkit, add our Customization Service plan.

If acquiring the Cloud version of the Resistance Management Toolkit, add the “Value-Add Service – Premium” plan. Let us know if you have any other questions.

Can I upgrade at any time? Can I add more products later on?


You can add products or upgrade at any time, but some products may need to scale together with this Resistance Management Toolkit. Check out our All-in-One Toolkit for more details

How are future enhancements/changes handled for this Resistance Management Toolkit?


• Future upgrades and changes to your Resistance Management Toolkit will be done periodically. Upgrades and future enhancements will always be free to customers
• If you decide to go with the Excel version of this Resistance Management Toolkit, please note that our Excel products are considered final sales, meaning there are no upgrades, refunds, or changes to them after purchase. See also: Which Version Should I Go With? Cloud or Excel? Which Version Should I Go With? Cloud or Excel?

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