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Running head: ORGANIZATIONAL CHANGE 1 Organizational Change Stephanie Shannon Keiser University
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ORGANIZATIONAL CHANGE 2 Abstract This paper provides information about the business world is increasingly getting complex and competitive. Rapid changes have been brought about by technological advancements that have prompted even small businesses to consider altering the way they operate to remain relevant and competitive. Otherwise, they will face closure as they may not be able to keep up with the ever-increasing competition. For growth and development to occur, significant organizational changes are necessary. Management and leaders continually lay strategies and plans geared towards successful organizational changes. However, it is never an easy task as everybody within the organization undertaking transformation may not be comfortable as the changes may be unfavorable to some individuals and, therefore, resistance is inevitable. Growth is an essential aspect for any business that wishes to prosper. Growth dictates organizational changes and as a result organizational changes become inevitable in the case when growth is anticipated. In real life for example, there is a change in the cultures and markets and all these require constant preparation and attention. Key words: Organization, change, technology, businesses, resistance, people
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ORGANIZATIONAL CHANGE 3 Introduction Organizational change is about considering and altering administrative structures and business processes. Small and medium businesses must adjust to develop a competitive edge against greater contenders. Notwithstanding, achievement ought not to prompt smugness. To remain competitive, organizations need to search for approaches to do things in a way that is more productive and less costly. There is no compelling reason to dread change. Rather, private ventures ought to hold onto change as an approach to establish the frameworks for continuing growth. To be successful in any market therefore requires that an organization has ability to transform its structure to meet the market needs. New and advanced technologies, an ever and dynamic competitive environment, government policy changes, and the prevailing economic environment are some of the drives that prompt organizational changes. The way businesses store data, communicate, and interact with customers has been altered by information technologies ( Greenberg, 2013). Some of the practices used in business, such as virtual
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