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Change Management Change is not something to be taken lightly. "This issue of change is one of the greatest challenges in the workplace today" (Fralix, P., 1998). One of the pitfalls of change within an organization is employees' fear of what change will bring. Will implementing new technologies destroy my job? Will I be able to keep up with the changes in my organization?
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Change is important to the survival of an organization and according to history there are many examples in which organizations are no longer in business due to the failure of change. In order for an organization to be successful at change, the employees must have understanding of the change because the resistance that is presented by the employees is due to the fear of the unknown. The employees’ resistance to change depends on how they comprehend it and how well they are prepared to handle it (Hamric, Spross, and Hanson, 2005). Since in the late 90’s through the early 2000's, companies benefited from increasing revenues, outside resources, and expansion of their facilities and staff. In contrast, during 2004 they labored through reduction of 401k contributions, substantial layoffs, poor economic performance, and facility closures, which all resulted from a decrease in staff morale.
While many factors greatly influence downsizing at a gr... ... middle of paper ... ...r new jobs and the lack of people to perform other jobs. Looking to the future needs to be continually stressed. Usually when a company downsizes, the results end up exactly the opposite of what they wanted, and it is usually because of the lack of planning. There are many issues involved in a corporate downsizing and with appropriate planning these issues can usually be resolved. While employees terminated usually get all the downfalls of a downsizing, the corporation had to downsize for a reason.
Organizational change is one of the most complicated strategies to implement due to the lack of enthusiasm for change among employees within the organization. Robbins and Judge (2012) disputed that drastic changes are occasionally needed: so organizations and their associates are compelled to go through a change if they are to execute at a competitive intensity in this unstable environment. Continuous change is conveyed by competition, finances, commerce novelty and an understanding that remaining dormant may imply organizational fatality. Therefore, the capability to change is a vital element of the organization’s business atmosphere while the skill to facilitate adapting to change is similarly a significant challenge for leadership.
They look for people who are willing to take the initiative to perform their job. If an employer feels that he will be constantly telling an employee to do something, he will likely not hire an applicant. Another reason for why an employer let an employee go is because the worker does not get along with others. Creativity is very important to most employers, because in business situations with customers, employees often have to respond to sudden changes and unfamiliar problems.
One of the disadvantage is that it is a time consuming model with top-down, approach. There is only limited oppertunities for co-creation. Can lead to deep employee frustration if the stages of grief and individual needs are not taken into account. (Kotter, 1996) h) Issues with change/ why change fails Luecke (2013) reported that it is necessity for organisation to successfully manage change in order to be competitive in the ever evolving environment. Successful change is the acceptance of the change by those involved in the change process.
Knowledge management helps the organization to gain insight and understanding from its own experience. Specific Knowledge Management activities help focus the organization on acquiring, storing and utilizing knowledge for such things as problem-solving, dynamic learning, strategic planning and decision making (1998). In the article "Intellectual Capital and You" in Training Magazine, Knowledge Management is defined as " An effort to capture or tap an organization's collective experience and wisdom- including the tacit know-how that exists in people's head... ... middle of paper ... ...eved September 17, 1999 from EBSCO Business Search on the Galileo: http://www.galileo.gsu.edu. Gordon, J. (1999).