Essays on Enhancing Organisational Capacity for Change Research Proposal

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The paper "Enhancing Organisational Capacity for Change" is an outstanding example of a management research proposal. Change is increasingly becoming a common phenomenon in most organizations in the world. Government departments are also affected by changes and have to put in place measures that will ensure that any positive change is successfully embraced. The economic situation in most countries is forcing government departments to embrace change in order to survive. Organizational capacity for change has thus become an important issue among most of the government departments and other organizations.

Most countries are also under transitional economies which require a lot of change (Gravenhorst, 2003). The transitional economies have thus forced organizations to undergo changes for the purposes of surviving. It is also important to note that the capacity for change within an organization determines how fast the organization will respond to change. Currently, more than one change may be required at a time. This means that the organization has to put in place measures that will ensure that it has the ability to respond to any changes at any time without interfering with the normal operations Narayanaswamy, (2009).

The institutional changes that are taking place in most of the countries are also influencing the capacity of the organizations to adapt to changes. Most of the institutional changes have a direct impact on the government departments in terms of their operations and hence the need to develop the capacity to change. Various environmental factors are also playing an important role in terms of influencing organizations to undertake changes for the purpose of competing effectively with other organizations (Achenhager, 2003). It is also important to note that some government departments have to compete effectively with other private organizations.

The paper is thus a proposal of organizational capacity for change in relation to the government sector and it is aimed at enabling governments to build capacity for change. Definition of keywords Organizational development: Efforts that have been planned by the management for the purpose of increasing efficiency within an organization. Capacity for change: The capabilities which enable the organization to deal with changes while at the same time maintain the ordinary operations.



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Synthesis of Systematic Review

Studies Key findings Method & scope Main theories & Hypothesis Variables Limitation/ future research country Notes

Organizational capacity for change in government departments. • Literature review

• Interview

• Questionnaires • Organizational capacity for change theory .

• Organizational development theory

• Organizational performance theory.

Organizational capacity for change is directly related to the organizational development and it determines how changes can be handled within an organization. Ensuring the participation of top government officials/ United Arab Emirates. Organizational capacity for is required for the developing economies.

Use of the organizational capacities for change namely; systematic theory, inter-organizational relations, development and stage theory.

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