The paper "The Relationship between Organization Capacity for Change and Development" is an outstanding example of a management capstone project. As stated by Perrott (2008), many organisations in the public sector are confronted with turbulent operating environments. For these organisations to survive, they need to adapt consistently to change, as this enables them to maintain alignment of their organisational capacity for change and the conditions within the organisational environment. Shift to the knowledge-based workforce, economic decline, and rapid technological advancements are having a great impact on 21st-century organisations. Such changes however create unprecedented opportunities to expand their existing programs.
Increased pressures emanating from these challenges have contributed to shifts in the manner in which organisations that operate and undertake programs (Perrott 2008). To succeed in the present-day climate of continuous change, government organisations have to effectively navigate dynamic change while at the same time assisting the personnel to strengthen the capacity to prosper as ongoing and future opportunities and challenges emerge. Based on this backdrop, this chapter consist of a literature review focused on examining published literature to throw light on the relationship between organization capacity for change and development.
Accordingly, this chapter examines scholarly literature relevant to the study of organisational capacity for change and development. The first section of this chapter reviews the literature on building capacity for change and development. The second section explores the literature on related theoretical perspectives. Subsequent sections review the literature on dimensions of organizational capacity for change and development, factors contributing to and hindering change capacity, intricacy in change-capability and development, and lastly linking organisational capacity for change and development The objective of this chapter is to review scholarship on the relationship between organization capacity for change and development in order to present discussion and critical thinking of authors and to highlight their methodology and findings.
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