Change Management - The People Side of Change

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How employees within an organization can attempt to resist and block change without displaying overt opposition? Introduction We live in a turbulent world were every day the rising sun brings in new inventions and discoveries. The world has gone global and no place is big or small today. Technology is growing at an alarming pace and things are changing at the blink of the eye. Your new mobile model turns old the another day. That’s the speed of change. That’s the story of competition, Survival of the fittest. Everyday we see newer and newer models of cars, mobiles, laptops, other electronics gadgets, in the market. What is all this? This is change. Today in the 21st century the speed of change is in the top gear. Nowadays we see individuals changing cars and mobiles as they change their clothes. How are companies able to cope with this changing environment? Catching up with this techno savvy and dynamic market is not an easy go for companies. Companies are going for strategic organizational change management to keep abreast themselves to this competitive market. Change is an ongoing process it is inevitable. Change is necessary for the survival of the organization. Change is modifying or transforming the organization in order to maintain or improve their effectiveness. Change Management has become a common style of management nowadays. Many gurus like John Kotter, Warren Bennis, Rosabeth Moss Kanter, Brunes, Charles Handy, have talked about change management and have come up with effective ways of bringing about change. Change can be change in strategy, technology or policies matters. As rightly put by Brunes that organizational change cannot be separated from organizational strategy they go hand in hand. Cha... ... middle of paper ... ...ut the work. Their total behavior is showing their grudge or anger towards the change and as they fear speaking openly this is seen in their behavior. Works Cited 1) Burnes, B (2004) Managing Change, 4th ed. (0r 3rd ed. 2000) FT/Prentice Hall, Harlow 2) Kotter, J. and Cohen, D. (2002) Heart of Change: The Real Life Stories of How People Change their Organizations, Harvard Business School 3) O’Connor, J. and Seymour, J. (2003) Introducing NLP, Thorsons 4) Paton R A & McCalman J (2000) Change Management, a guide to effective implementation, 5) The Manager as Change Agent By Jerry Gilley, Jerry Gilley, Scott Quatro, Erik Hoekstra, Doug Whittle, Scott Quatro, Erik Hoekstra, Doug Whittle 6) Carnall C (1999) Managing Change in Organisations, 3rd ed. FT Prentice Hall 7) Management and Organisational Behaviour Laurie J Mullins

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