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2477139__Organizational_Change_ - Organizational Change...

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Organizational Change 1 Running head: ORGANIZATIONAL CHANGE Organizational Change [Author’s Name] [Course title] [Instructor’s Name]
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Organizational Change 2 Organizational Change In my personal reading experience, I have seen numerous books and articles talking about organizational change. Now in light of my experience, I believe much of the writing of modern management experts has been devoted to one major issue: change. Being a firefighter I just know that the difficulties of accepting, adapting to, and accommodating change are not new but through excellent communication the process of organizational change can be easily facilitated. Today’s world is competitive. Never before has the world of work been so challenging. Never before has it been so imperative to your career that you learn the skills of management. Never before have people had so many vast opportunities with so many potential rewards. You will compete with other people for jobs, resources, and promotions. Your organization will compete with other firms for contracts, clients, and customers. To survive the competition, and to thrive, you must perform in ways that give you an edge over your competitors, that make the other party want to hire you, buy from you, and do repeat business with you. You will want them to choose you, not your competitor. (Bateman, T. S., & Snell, S. A. 2003) Whether it’s an organization like fire brigade or whether it is a multinational company, the way of accepting change has
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Organizational Change 3 been a matter of concern for all of us. What has made writing about change so ubiquitous in recent times is an insatiable demand for knowledge on this topic. Deregulation, globalization, and technological innovation are the alleged culprits—they create upheavals resulting in dislocation and ‘reinvention’ of productive activity. In the former case activities which were previously viable domestically are ‘exported’ to more competitive locations in newly industrializing countries. In the latter, whole industries are destroyed as new ones emerge based on the technology. Witness the disappearance of the typewriter caused by the invention of the PC. This process of industrial decline and renewal can be referred as the ‘perennial gale of creative destruction. A more modern interpretation of this phenomenon is that ‘change is simply economic growth by a different name. It is relatively easy to quip about economic change, but another matter to survive it. And although contracting does not quite create such upheaval, it does involve internal organizational change which is typically feared and often resisted. As the 21st century unfolds, with all of its swift
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