He notes that stress is inversely proportional to

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the changes. He notes that stress is inversely proportional to individual’s control over changes and reiterates that the only way to manage change-related stress is to determine what can be changed in an organizational setup. I agree with this idea since it considers planning for the change and the expected outcomes that are significant for employees to gain control over the anticipated changes and experience less stress when it comes to dealing with the changes. The contemporary business environment is characterized by a diverse work force, which has been the major driving force organizational changes to offer conducive working environment for all employees (Fischer, 2012). I contend with Ricky’s idea that both external and internal forces contribute to organizational changes. Some of the external forces such as advanced technology, fluctuation in market prices and consumer behavior, and social pressure immanent are due to globalization, which necessitates changes to match the demands of the current business environment. It is also true that internal factors such as ineffective human resource management, job dissatisfaction, and lack of employee motivations are stressors that contribute to organizational changes. Am pleased to note that Ricky recommends the use of Lewin’s change model to deal with the changes and
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DISCUSSION BOARD REPLIES 4 solve change-related problems. Notably, Lewin’s change model suggests that “unfreezing, changing, and refreezing” are the major changing process (Cummings & Worley, 2014). Ricky
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