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Running Head: FOUNDATIONS FOR CHANGE1Theoretical Foundations of Organizational ChangeCynthia SandnerGrand Canyon University: LDR-825March 27, 2019
FOUNDATIONS FOR CHANGE2IntroductionOrganizations that are willing to take risks are likely to welcome change as a better wayof doing business and are unlikely to view change as an isolated event. Such organizations oftenwelcome change as a way to show innovation and creation of business opportunities.Organizational change due to dissatisfaction with the current organizational vision could impactthe current leadership. It is the role of the leadership team to understand the importance ofchange by bringing key stakeholders into conversations to ensure a well-rounded point of view(Aldrich & Fiol, 1999). This paper will assess factors that contribute to the organic evolution ofchange, discuss how to formulate strategic development approaches, identify models andinterventions of change leadership, discuss management skills necessary to implementcontinuous change models, evaluate leadership skills necessary to implement a model ofcontinuous change and discuss how to gather and analyze data to determine the most efficacioustiming of change.Contributing Factors to Change EvolutionA shift in organizational change may be one of the most daunting journeys a leadershipteam may partake. Aspects of organizational culture such as values, management style and visioninfluence organizations (Aldrich & Fiol, 1999).Change occurs daily when regular routines aretweaked and through employee attrition. Bigger change occurs when leadership notes changesthat must occur to sustain and grow the organization, changes can be internal and external.External factors such as organizational climate have a direct impact on the functionality of theorganization but may be beyond the control of leadership.Leadership is an important internal factor of an organization. Leaders that can developstrategic change and create sustainability add positives to the organization. Competent leaders
FOUNDATIONS FOR CHANGE3successfully understand vital changes in the market and how it affects their organization (Schilit,1990). It is critical that organizations remain malleable to market changes in order to remainviable in the industry. External factors such as political and legal influences, economicdownturns and technological advances may inadvertently lead organizations down a path ofchange. Successful leaders are knowledgeable of external factors and are prepared to utilize thesefactors to the advantage of the organization and to build organizational effectiveness (Schilit,1990).Formulate and Identify Approaches and InterventionsAs a cycle of never-ending change is addressed by organizational leaders; manyorganizations discover change is both uncertain and continuous. Nguyen and Kleiner (2003)studied mergers and acquisitions and noted failure negatively affects organizational climate.

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Summer
Professor
Kathryn Moland
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Management, Organizational studies and human resource management, Cameron, Quinn

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