The paper “ Organization Capacities for Change in Middle East Countries” is an impressive example of the research paper on management. The aim of the study was to explore the relationship between organizational capacities for change and organizational development of the government sector in the Middle East particularly the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Organizations in the 21st century alongside their management are facing unrelenting demands for change (Sargent, 2011). UAE government sector is literally being challenged by the rest of the world to continuously change in terms of social, economic, technological, and market competitiveness.
The e-government strategy in the UAE as a model of organizational change has a tremendous role in revolutionalizing current governmental systems (Westland & Al-Khouri, 2010). The aim of the paper was to explore the relationship between organizational capacities for change and organizational development in the government of the UAE. This paper was based on a study by Westland and Al-Khouri (2010) who examined e-government potential to develop public confidence and trust in the UAE. The paper obtained that organizational capacities for change were responsible for planned change and organizational development as enhanced employee skills, citizen participation, and empowerment.
Organizational capacities for change and organization development initiatives are relevant facets of creating responsible and competitive organizations (Smith, 2002). 1.0 IntroductionThe aim of the study was to explore the relationship between organizational capacities for change and organizational development of the government sector in the Middle East particularly the United Arab Emirates (UAE). To start with, the paper contextualizes organizational capacities for change by exploring its definitions and dimensions. This was in consideration of organizational change through change management as the process of continuously reviewing organizations' capabilities, structure and direction to serve the needs of employees, the organization, and the ever-changing marketplace needs.
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