Dynamic Of Change
Changes take place in every organization. There are three challenges that leaders in any organization face when managing change: Instability, uncertainty, and stress. In response to these three challenges and to overcome resistance to change, 12 action steps have been developed. In this Discussion, you will address the action steps you witnessed in your organization. In your initial posting, please address the following: Given a change initiative that you witnessed in your current or former organization, identify how the action steps either matched or fell short of the action steps identified in Chapter 5, “Winning Hearts and Minds: Overcoming the Obstacles to Change,” in Champions of Change. Please address each action step in your answer. With these thoughts in mind:
Have you ever experienced people resisting a change you communicated to them? How did you handle the situation? Did you try to convince them? Communicating a change needs to be planned. You also need to understand the reasons that may lead to resistance, which, in turn, leads to failure of organizational change.
Quinn, Robert E. (2012). The Deep Change Field Guide: A Personal Course to Discovering the leader within. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.
Nadler, David A. (1998). Champions of change: How CEOs and their companies are mastering the skills of radical change. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.
There are various action steps that you as a manager can take to overcome resistance to change. This week, you will learn about these action steps. You will also learn how to diagnose organizational changes.
By the end of this week, you will be able to:
· Evaluate the importance of diagnosis and planning in organizational change efforts
· Evaluate the reasons for failure in organizational change
· Synthesize the components required for effective organizational change