The Importance Of Managing Change

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Managing change is an “ongoing process whose objective is to enhance the ability of an organization to participate and respond to developments in its external and internal environments, and to enable employees at all levels to cope with the changes” (Cascio, 2016, p. 6). Change is never easy, but never impossible. It occurs when there is an understanding of the need for change, the vision of where the organization should go, and a commitment to action. Change leaders need to address the question “Why change?” and develop a rationale for the change and a compelling vision of a possible future. “Being dissatisfied with the status quo helps to ready the organization for change” (Cawsey, et al, 2016, p. 106). It is critical to involve every member in the organization, from top to bottom, in the early stage of change to be successful. The goal of the leader is to get each individual to “buy-in” the proposal to get support from…show more content…
The first action is to create a Reward/Recognition Program. This is necessary to get the employees engaged, who can transform a company. They can take customer loyalty to new levels, reduce hiring costs, and improve productivity and product quality. Second, the Employee Training and Development Program is vital to the long-term success of the organization. When carefully planned and properly implemented, the program can provide benefits to both the employees and the organization. Good training and development programs help keep the right people and grow profit. Lastly, Goal Setting & Rewards can entice employees to go beyond their expectations. Difficult goals can lead to higher levels of productivity versus no goals or easy goals. Of course, rewards can also promote productivity, but it has to be appealing. For instance, employee who can produce 50,000 widgets a month will get a paid day off. The reward acts as a motivation

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