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become competition. These two forces will help lead Whole Foods toward more large-scale change in organizations. This change can bring about the possibilities for reengineering, continued mergers and acquisitions, consortia, cultural change, learning organization, and quality programs. The use of this model will help Whole Foods through the needed cultural change. Eight-Stage Model of Planned Organizational Change (The change process) John Mackey has always promoted change for both competitive purposes and to help Whole Foods stay with changing times and strategies. Although the company CEO has given the green light for cultural changes no changes have taken place. The main change that needs to be done is a push toward an adaptive culture that not only focuses on the internal daily processes but also on the external factors. The process to change is continues and does not happen overnight or in one single stage. The eight-stage model of planned organizational change provides the steps needed for creating change in organizations. All stages in the model are important and can take time to accomplish. Although the stages are numbered and are designed to be followed in a specific order, several stages can be achieved simultaneously. John Mackey
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would have the responsibility to guide Whole Foods employees and the entire organization through the eight-stage process. Stage 1 -In this step the leader has to identify a problem and establish a sense of urgency to find ways to fix the problem. John Mackey realizes that the corporate culture at Whole Foods is a very good one but it is also one that can benefit from improvement. During this stage John Mackey may experience resistance to change or the change can move smoothly depending on how Whole Foods employees and other company stakeholders view the change. Stage 2 :-Forming a powerful coalition would occur in the second stage. During this stage the company CEO must establish a shared commitment to change throughout the organization in order for change to begin occurring. The formed coalition would need to be spread throughout the entire organization during this time John Mackey must provide employees possible advantages of forming such a coalition to guide the organization in the right direction. Having a strong coalition is of no use unless they are all moving toward the same goal or goals. Stage 3 :-Developing a compelling vision and strategy. Here the organization leader is in charge of articulating and formulating a compelling vision that will lead to an effective strategy. During this stage John Mackey will discuss work styles and values that are held important and ultimately come up with the values all agree on and begin the move toward an organization-wide transformation. Whole Foods already employs a company culture in which employees and all other team members are considered family and they look out for each other. These current values are an advantage in helping to form a company vision and strategy toward change.
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