The paper "Managing Organizational Change" is a great example of management coursework. This paper intends to address an issue that is very common in the corporate world, the organizational change. It will specifically look at recent change that happened in our company, a process oriented change. It will scrutinize the various forces that have been causing such changes including the global economy forces, the impacts of this change to the employees as well as the strategies in place to manage the change. According to Jones (2010), the changes in the global economy are a major cause of these organizational changes.
Technological advancement is a major contribution to this. If a business continues maintaining a status quo in the way it is carrying out its operations, it automatically get forced out of the economy by the competitors. Change is the only factor that is constant in the business arena and in the global world as a whole. Any business that does not comply with these changes will thus remains behind at the expense of its profitability. It is therefore not an option for a business to embrace these changes, but a matter of survival in a harsh environment The company has lately experienced some changes specifically, process oriented change.
This change has completely given the business a new face to insiders and also to the outsiders especially our competitors. The production process has been reengineered completely to meet the modern world standards. The reason for this is to achieve maximum productivity and workflow in the production plant. The company has adopted robotics in the production plant, an issue that has raised heat among workers with fear raising that the organization may lay off some of its workers if not currently in near future (Miller & Dalglish, 2011).
This type of change has in many companies been associated with retrenchment and many undesirable labor market effects. In our case, though we don’ t intend to increase the number of workers, we have no intentions of sending any worker home. The organization’ s great fear is that of losing its key workers, something that can greatly affect its productivity and profitability in equal terms. There are many benefits that will come with these modifications.
Some of which are increased productivity, high quality goods and increased sales not forgetting efficiency in production and high profits.
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