Essays on Managing Organisational Change - Nature and Need for Change Coursework

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The paper "Managing Organisational Change - Nature and Need for Change" is an engrossing example of coursework on management. Change is inevitable in every business enterprise considering the very dynamic nature of the environment affecting the organization and the ultimate goal of striving to achieve goals. Forces within and outside the organization both visible and invisible are the usual drivers that will result in change. Change can be planned or unplanned. It can be exceptional change, incremental, pendulum, paradigm, and pragmatic where there are clearly defined goals and processes that will facilitate the achievement of those goals.

Nestle change has always been focussed and conscious as clearly indicated in the various change instances that have defined the global giant in food manufacturing. With the change drivers of growth, leadership and management, productivity goals, product distribution, effective and efficient production systems, and financial returns to the shareholders, Nestle has been able to overcome most challenges through a resilient and determined management team that focused mostly on long terms of the organization. Nature and the need for change The change relates to the process of different statuses other than the current state.

According to Boonstra & Thomas (2004), change in organizations occurs due to different forces both visible and invisible; consequently for the organization to be relevant to their going concern goals, it has to change. The most common forces of change are; Technology This involves changes in tools, instruments, methods, and procedures of trade used in organizations. With changes mostly in the customers’ needs, consequent changes in technology have been very inevitable. Workforce Workforce and human capital are some of the key elements in an organization critical for the achievement of most goals and change goals, changes related to the workforce especially in their knowledge and skills requirements, ambitions, and job expectations are unavoidable. Economy The economic environment has been a major dynamic force driving changes in most organizations.

Globalization, economic liberalization, and privatization in most economies have resulted in the changes in the business environment has major impacts on the organizations and consequently, changes will be necessary.

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