Effective Management Strategies for Organizational Change Term Paper by Nicky

An examination of effective management theories for deploying quality improvement and implementing organizational change.
# 151138 | 928 words | 2 sources | APA | 2012 | US
Published on May 23, 2012 in Business (Management)


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Description:

The paper examines both total quality management and systems theory and discusses their benefits and drawbacks in regards to deploying quality improvements and implementing organizational changes. The paper specifically looks at how organizational change and quality improvement can be tackled at the same time most effectively with the systems theory approach. The paper points out, however, that these two theories are not mutually exclusive, and it is possible that a combination of the two perspectives is the most effective approach to these situations.

Outline:
Introduction
Theories for Deploying Quality Improvement
Implementing Organizational Change
The Union of Organizational Change and Quality Improvement
Conclusion

From the Paper:

"One general managerial theory (that actually encompasses a myriad of sub-theories) that has been specifically developed for and often applied to quality improvement activities is that of structured quality management, and specifically Total Quality Management (Kovel-Jarboe 1996). This approach addresses every aspect of a business organization's activities in an almost micro-managerial fashion, controlling and coordinating each level of the organization to support the same changes in quality. Though this theoretical approach is somewhat cumbersome, and would not be advisable on an ongoing basis in any but the smallest of organizations (and it is questionable even in these), it is highly effective at deploying quality improvement through the direct control granted to the organization's top decision makers over each aspect and action of the organization.
"Systems theory is another approach that can prove highly successful in deploying quality improvements in an organization. Though not as directly involved in the minutiae of organizational activities, the more holistic and comprehensive view of systems theory can predict major changes in the quality of output from reconsiderations and adjustments in the input and processing aspects of the organization (McNamara 2009). This theory is also more broadly useful than Total Quality Management theory, and has been seen as of increasing importance during times of volatility in specific industries and the business world at large--such as in the current era."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Kovel-Jarboe, P. (1996). "Quality improvement: a strategy for planned organizational change." Library trends. Accessed 28 October 2009. http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m1387/is_n3_v44/ai_18015826/
  • McNamara, C. (2009). "Brief Overview of Contemporary Theories in Management." Free management library. Accessed 28 October 2009. http://managementhelp.org/mgmnt/cntmpory.htm

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APA Format

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