Challenges of Organizational Change Planning and managing change, both cultural and technological, is one of the most challenging elements of a manager's job. Obviously, the more a manager can plan in anticipation of a change, the better she serves her subordinates and the organization. Diagnosing the causes of change and structuring a program to promote a smooth transition to the new process, structure, and so on, is critical to a manager's success. Managers need to be aware that organizations change in a number of dimensions that often relate to one another. These dimensions include • Extent of planning: Although experts differ about how much change can be planned, managers still need to take steps to set up conditions that permit and even encourage change to occur. • Degree of change: Changes may be incremental (relatively small, involving fine-
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This note was uploaded on 11/18/2011 for the course MGMT 4375 taught by Professor Eixmann during the Fall '11 term at Texas State.