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Shelia Hill Wayland Baptist University GUIDE FOR SUCCESSFUL ORGANIZATIONAL CHANGE
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ABSTRACT Change involves altering current behaviors therefore making it difficult for some to accept. Resistance is likely, but with proper leadership and open communication, organizational change can be made easy. Knowing how to successfully implement change within an organization will help create an effortless transition.
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What is Organizational Change? Organizational change is about reviewing and modifying management structures and business processes. (Basu, n.d.). Organizational change occurs when business strategies or major sections of an organization are transformed.
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Why Do Organizations Need Change? As societies continue to evolve and the changing demand creates the need for new products and services, businesses are often forced to make changes to stay competitive. (Joseph, n.d.). The most successful businesses are usually the ones that most readily adapt to change. Overcoming the resistance to change is the largest challenge that leaders must face.
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Reasons for Organizational Change Organizational change is constant and a variety of factors cause businesses to reassess their mode of operation. Some of the reasons that organizations must change may include but are not limited to the following:
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Technology – Modernization can force a business to change just to keep up with the competition and the demand. Having the lasted technology can also be more economical. Governmental Regulations/Government Change – Newly mandated safety procedures can require a factory to change its production process to create a safer work environment. (Joseph, n.d.). Government employees may see change when a new president is elected. This generates a new administration which may end existing projects.
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