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Running Head: THEORETICAL FOUNDATIONS OF CHANGE1Benchmark-Theoretical Foundations of ChangeCierra WilliamsGrand Canyon University-LDR 825May 13, 2020
THEORETICAL FOUNDATIONS OF CHANGE2Theoretical Foundations of ChangeChange is inevitable in organizations because society is constantly evolving which ultimately causes the market to change. As a result of these societal changes organizations have to be able to adjust to these changes quickly and efficiently. With changes happening this frequently it is imperative that leaders develop a foundational plan to address these changes in order to effectively lead and manage this change process. Applying change management in an organization is dependent on school of thoughts and social science disciplines. According to Burnes (2004), the individual perspective school, the group dynamics school, and the open systems school complete the school of thoughts with regards to change management. This paper seeks to explore the theoretical foundations of change management and how ithelps leaders to lead and manage change within their organizations. There will be a discussion that assesses the factors that contribute to the organic evolution of change. Next, there will be a discussion of the leadership and management skills necessary to implement change models. Then, a discussion and evaluation of the leadership and management skills necessary to implement a model of continuous change that facilitates organizational adaptation and ensures follower commitment. Finally, there will be a discussion of how to gather and analyze data to determine the most efficacious timing of change. Factors of Change Change is necessary within an organization because it is how organizations compete with other organizations in the same or a similar sector. This change begins externally in that the organization notices what is happening in the market around it and then it has to adjust internally in order to meet the demands of society. The success of an organization during this change process is dependent primarily on how well employers are able to effectively communicate these

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