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1 THEORETICAL FOUNDATIONS OF CHANGE Benchmark - Theoretical Foundations of Change Kourtney M. Ratcliff Grand Canyon University: LDR 825 – O501 March 25, 2020
2 THEORETICAL FOUNDATIONS OF CHANGE Theoretical Foundations of Change Due to the continuous changes of nature within society, changes of demand and requirements to develop new services and products for the community occur. Many organizations are pushed to make changes to remain effective and remain in contest. Change isn’t new among businesses and organizations must display willingness to support change as it is unavoidable. Organizations need to recreate one another and be prepared to change. According to Singer (2003), there are multiple consolidated ways to include change under the models of organizational change. Changes that organizations undergo typically allow them to remain effective and continue to make money long term. This paper will outline the theoretical foundations of organizational change that will allow an organization to work. Application of change management and theoretical foundations are dependent upon the school of thoughts and social science disciplines. Open systems school, individual perspective, and group dynamics conclude the three school of thoughts. An individual’s perspective involves ones actions and behaviors and the Gestalt-field psychology team (Burke, 2017). The behavior is the outcome following positive reinforcements that comes from environmental interactions. Group dynamics is a representation of the changes that take place in an organization through teams instead of individual abilities. Focus of change should take place at the group level to have a significant impact on changing the group’s values, roles, and normalcy. With group dynamics, the primary focus is on reaching change within an organization through team collaboration rather than individual effort. With the open system, organizations are measured and collected of subunits, parts, and subsystems that merge all components into a workable unit (Burke, 2017). Organizational systems constitute multiple divisions such as human resources, accounting,
3 THEORETICAL FOUNDATIONS OF CHANGE production, etc. The organization should arrange all motions of these departments in order to meet or exceed the goals of the organization.

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