The paper "Three Organizational Changes Seen as a Business Situation in the Media" is a perfect example of business coursework. Change has become an inevitable event in the contemporary world and many companies are working hard to ensure this phenomenon never leaves them behind (Waddell, 2011). The bulging demand for firms to make a change is due to the constant changes in the environment set up and the rate at which these changes occur. Many organisations have therefore been restricting their organisations due to various reasons some of which Harvey and Brown, (1996) highlighted.
Among the reasons that compel different firms to contemplate a change according to these two scholars are deregulated by the central authority, privatization of public institutions, technological renovation and innovations, expansion of services to other countries, changes in top leadership, social and even economic strain. In light of the previously mentioned sources of pressures for innovation, many firms may initiate a particular change or adopt a combination of changes that best suits them. According to Waddell (2007), some of these changes may include changes in organisational cultures, downsizing of the workforce, engineering various production methods, removing certain unnecessary structures, exploring foreign markets, adopting new technologies, introducing new products among others. Up to this point, it is of the essence to comprehend the real connotation of the term change within the framework of the organization as defined by various scholars.
To start with, Jick (1996, p. 1) gives the simplest and the shortest definition of the term change as a planned or unplanned response to external forces. In his definition, it is apparent that for a firm to initiate a programme in changing certain things in the organisation there must have been pressure exerted upon the firm.
The external forces that he uses in his definition have been discussed in the first paragraph of the discussion. Huber (1993) gives a candid definition of organizational change as the difference in how an organisation functions, who its members and leaders are, what form it takes, or how it allocates its resources. His definition of change summarises everything on the forms of changes in a company. Robbins and Judge (2009) go-ahead to recognise the fact the company can never have a successful implementation of any programme without resistance, whether external or from within the organization. Therefore, this paper seeks to identify different changes that specific organizations; three to be precise, have adopted in trying to absorb the external forces and turn it to its advantage or reduce its negative effects on the firm.
The paper sourced most of the details about the change that these companies have carried out over time from the available journals from the companies’ websites. Hewlett Packard limited (HP) Forbes magazine ranked Hp in 2013 as one of the top ten biggest companies that hire more graduates than any other firm in the world.
Over the past, this company has been evolving to offer affordable products to its consumers and improve its sales volume. Concurrently, the American government and other environmentalist have been keen and piling pressure on the manufacturers of computer and its peripherals to adopt more environmentally friendly products. Over the recent past, the American government have been passing a series of regulatory acts to confine these firms within a certain limit of environmental pollution.
These laws intend to limit particularly the amount of the industrial wastes that these firms emit and make them responsible for their actions.
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