Leadership and Management 1-3

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Leadership and Management Chapter One Managing Organisational Change 1. The external and internal forces of organisational change. Organisational change can be very simple or in some cases complex. Change however is a constant in most organisations and is a planned result of managements actions. However unplanned change can have just as much impact on an organisation as planned change. In the instances of unplanned change management may sometimes pay to much attention to the resulting problems and situations from the change than to the root cause of the change. They may sometimes see no need for change, only to resolve the problems and situations. This however leaves the organisation no better off than when they started. Some organisations however have change masters who anticipate the need for, and of leading, productive change. Planned change often happens due to market trends or when an organisation sees an opportunity to make the relevant change, some may incorporate change due to market force and the essential need to survive. People inside organisations often swap ideas by making changes because they work closely together. Every organisation will eventually go through some large or small scale change. Large scale change initiated by management is generally initiated outside the specific work group hence why workers may sometimes be resistant to the change. Change is sometimes more than just a solution, because a large scale change is more significant and has greater impact, and potentially riskier for an organisation. External forces of change These are changes outside the management’s control to which management must react to. Technological Changes : Today most of us do not know how it would feel like to not get our information instantly through technology. Technology allows for instant information transfer; however it has many affects on the way businesses are run. There is much more information because it is much quicker to do everything, however this means that there is much more to process, digest, and analyse. People also expect there to be quick decision making and responses. Technology will continue to evolve, as we could not imagine there to be a thing called a cell phone 30 years ago therefore we can’t imagine what there will be in the future. Technology becomes an external force of change as we cannot foresee it. Market Changes: There are many new markets opening up such as Africa, Eastern Europe, and Asia and some places which forty years ago tourists would not have thought of visiting due to wars. Local markets are changing due to the change in markets due to consumer’s habits changing all the time and business try to figure out
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what it is that consumers want and what they will pay for it. Managers must continue to react to ever changing markets. Competitive changes:
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This note was uploaded on 09/06/2010 for the course L AND M 304.3 taught by Professor Conradi during the Spring '10 term at University of Cape Town.

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