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Change Management within Organizations Strategic development should be part of every management plans to build organizational capacity from inside. This can be wisely achieved through strategic planning to understand future needs, professional development to help develop capacity, individual goal setting to recognize human potential and mentoring to sustain capacity. An unexpected start poses a risk to the trust and goodwill to successful management of potential risks, which is the focus of a succession plan. This serves as a remediation, or a bridge plan until a permanent solution is found. In this case, the top leader is not the vision-bearer, but the stakeholders also expect stable leadership in the times of need(Jane & Cameron, 2008). The purpose of this paper is to come up with a plan for change to advice management on the tools and activities essential to attain organizational goals and objectives. A: Initiating, articulating, and doing strategic planning Articulate the basic need and motivation for the change. The organization should realize that to accomplish successful change, strategic planning is critical. For the organization to manage the complexity of change there must be a robust plan supported by a reliable project management. This will help the management to take stock of the organization’s current position, identify what it wants to achieve, and the future position that will be brought about by the change (Bond, 2008). Fundamentally, strategic planning helps the organization to become aware of the consequences of what it wants to do and prepare for any relevant eventualities. Develop a coalition within the organization to plan the basic strategy for the change.
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The organization will collect opinions from the employees, clients, shareholders, and management on the areas that require change. Employees and management will collect complaints from customers and report them to management. The management will carry out sensitization to all stakeholders on the changes it intends to implement in the organization. Sensitization will be done through meetings and posters on notice boards as a reminder for change(Callan &Latemore, 2004). The management will also come up with calendars or journals, which the employees can use for work. This will help ensure that the changes remain in their minds always. Articulate the vision to guide the strategic planning for the change. The management will set a clear vision for change, which is parallel to the organization’s mission and vision. This should be the starting point for implementing change. All the stakeholders must clearly understand their contribution and responsibilities towards the desired change. If the vision is not shared, change efforts are short-lived and commitment is unlikely. A vision is intended to provide direction, which helps tie everything together, showing how individual efforts fit in the big picture. The change goals and objectives will be such that they
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