Introduction Change management in an organization is a very important aspect in the contemporary society of management. However, unlike in the past where management of organisational change was seen as a reaction to a situation or a certain event that has occurred, in the modern society managers have started to realize that change should not be done to react to the past but strategically prepare for the future and therefore remain competitive in the global environment. On evaluating the relative importance of this course to my knowledge, perceptions and philosophies, I will take view on how it has changed or impacted on my view about change management.
This is more especially with regard to various change agents as discussed in our previous case studies. Further, I will take a look on the underlying assumptions that are considered to have caused organizational change initiative and in general the implications of my current perceptions about change management organization change (Paton and Mccalman 2008). The perspective (assumptions) of managing change held by major change agents studied in your group case studyThroughout this course and in my discussions with fellow classmates, it has come to my notice that various change agents such as Steve Jobs, Grossman, Tailor and many others came to agree on certain factors as key drivers of organizational change (Paton and Mccalman 2008).
With this regard therefore they assume that change should not be motivated by a single factor which is a problem but should be founded on a number of factors. To my opinion, these assumptions are key pillars and can never be underestimated since they carry a lot of importance in ensuring that the organization is fit in many ways to deal with different and emerging issues.
For instance, to my knowledge it has come to be clear change in technology which has resulted into various ways to approaching business has greatly triggered the trends in which organizations are operating. This is because as technology is continuing to change, customer specifications and demands are also changing. This to means that change therefore in any organization is expected to place the business strategically in terms of customers’ requirements (Leadersphere 2008).
Take for example the introduction. Like many other managers and my colleague students, has been change is more costly to many organizations and the costs always outweigh the benefits realized. This is because the acquisition, installation and maintenance pose very serious challenges to the organization. However, now through my experience and after carefully considering what change has been and managed to course to the organizations, change should especially be enacted in order to support and be compatible with new technologies (Leadersphere, 2008). Take the example of the iPhone and the iPad, many companies offering these commodities have managed to prosper their businesses because of the change that they have enacted.
Further, more than every before, technology has persistently increasing and it has continued to improve on the delivery of quality of services to the customer. A good example is the Apple Company which has managed to make good sales because of the internet enabled technology (Chou, 2012).