A Study on Change Management in Organizations Research Paper by Nayab

A Study on Change Management in Organizations
An in-depth study detailing the aim, scope, and process of change management and its application in today's rapidly changing economy.
# 114547 | 4,425 words | 20 sources | APA | 2009 | IN
Published on Jun 15, 2009 in Business (Companies) , Psychology (Behaviorism) , Business (Management) , Business (Business Plans)

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This paper provides a definition of change management and explains why it is such a necessity today. The author describes some of the causes and dynamics of organizational change, before describing several models of change management, various types of strategies at the organizational level, and several theories regarding managing change at the organizational level. Eight steps to implementing change in organizations are listed, the crucial part played by leadership in instigating and guiding change is explained, and some problems that can occur during organizational change are described. The paper concludes that change management is a program mainly concerned with the "means" towards achieving an end, rather than the end in itself.

Table of Contents:
Introduction: What is Change Management?
The Need for Change Management
The Process
Individual Level Approaches
Kubler Rose Model
People Centered Implementation
Gleicher's Formula for Change
Organizational Level Approach
How to Implement Change
Role of Leadership
Importance of Effective Communications
Role of HR
Behavioral Interventions
Facilitate Training and Development Programs
Devising Rewards and Reinforcements
Factors that Hinder Change Management

From the Paper:

"Organizations change in response to developments in their sales market, emergence of new markets, changes in product technology, developments in process technology pertaining to tools, equipment, plants, logistics and supply-chain management, and changes in the business processes like the emergence of outsourcing, e-business, and the likes. Change could also stem from acquisitions and disposals, enhancement of the skills of the human resources, improved communication facilities and a host of similar factors. Through a change management exercise, most organizations attempt to unlock the knowledge that exists within and beyond the organization and empower employees with tools that enable them to take quick decisions."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Argyris, Chris (Autumn 1982). Organizational Dynamics. Retrieved from http://www.monitor.com/binary-data/MONITOR_ARTICLES/object/92.pdf. Retrieved 2009-06-09.
  • Beitler, Michael (2006). Strategic Organizational Change, Second Edition. Practitioner Press International.
  • Change management is role for human resources professionals. (2007-11-05). Personnel Today magazine.
  • Clampitt, P. & Williams, M. (2007). Decision Downloading, MIT Sloan Management Review, Jan 1
  • Greenfield, A. (2008). The 5 Forces of Change - A Blueprint for Leading Successful Change. Management Books, England.

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