Organizational Change

Organizational Change - Organizational Change STAGE 1 1....

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Organizational Change STAGE 1 1. Nature of the Change a. 1 st order change i. Change that is continuous in nature and involves no major shifts in the way an organization operates b. 2 nd order change i. Radical change- major shifts involving many different levels of the organization and many different aspects of business c. Reactive i. occurs when the forces driving change provide so much pressure that an organization must change d. Proactive i. when an org concludes that a change is desirable (as opposed to necessary) 2. Forces Driving Change a. Social i. Changing public tastes means orgs must continually shift their marketing, sometimes their image, and always the way they do business b. Technological i. Can be internal or external c. Business and economic i. Inflation rate, GDP, money supply, interest rates, and industry competition d. Employee needs and values i. More people now are more interested in quality of work life balance rather then financial compensation e. Organizational 3. Types of changes a. Technological changes i. Helps by either allowing you to do something you have always done better or to do something different b. Structural/procedural changes i. Concentrate on org design and the methods to coordinate work c. People oriented changes i. May involve replacing people 1. either because they are unable to adapt 2. or the org needs new blood d. Techno structural and Sociotechnical changes i. Techno involve concurrent changes in org technology and structure ii. Socio about changes in people and technology STAGE 2 4. Range Reactions a. Leaving b. Active resistance c. Opposition d. Acquiescence
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e. Acceptance modification f. Acceptance g. Active support 5. Causes of Reactions a. Personal characteristics b. Gain/loss c. Understanding d. Agreement e. Trust 6. Psychological Ownership and org change a. 3 categories of change i. Self-initiated vs. imposed change 1. Self- initiated we believe that some future state is more attractive than what currently exists, and as a result we personally initiate a move from the current
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This note was uploaded on 03/31/2008 for the course MHR 420 taught by Professor Greenwood during the Spring '08 term at Wisconsin.

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