Abstract The strategic change cycle is one of the processes within strategic planning. This cycle is a ten-step process created to assist organizations in meeting their mandates, satisfying their missions, and constructing public value. “Strategic planning is intended to enhance an organization’s ability to think, act, and learn strategically” (Bryson & Alston, 2011). Introduction Strategic planning is “a deliberate, disciplined effort to produce fundamental decisions and actions that shape and guide what an organization (or other Entity) is, what it does, and why it does it” (Bryson & Alston, 2011).
McWhinney theory of problem-solving has identified a series of different approaches to solving complex problems in the organisation based on how the company views the realities, problem-solving and change management process. The Modes of change or approaches are formed by combining the four realities or worldviews into six distinct combinations. The different modes of change described in the McWhinney problem-solving model include Analytic, Assertive, Influential, Evaluative, Inventive and Emergent.
My experience in Change Management is very limited. The theoretical knowledge I have acquired during the first four weeks of this module has made me realize that transforming organizations is a difficult and complex task. I have read case studies mentioning the unique contribution of change leaders whose role is to talk to people’s hearts and minds. I have also understood how important is to reconcile conflicting interests and emergent tensions between top-down transformation initiatives and functional operations. Despite the widespread belief that managing change is tough, there is little agreement regarding the factors which influence change the most.
With organizational change, the first step in the process is to have the managers and governing body put into place and manage a policy or procedure that measures the current level of performance. This then generates ideas for how the organization can modify behavior. The primary goals of organizational improvement are to increase organizational effectiveness and efficiency to improve the ability of the organization to deliver goods and or services (en.wikipedia.org, 2018). Engstrom is in dire need of an organizational improvement. For this change to work, Engstrom needs to implement the following solutions in a proactive
INTRODUCTION: The summation of activities that a business expects to carry out in order to attain longstanding objectives can be defined as organizational strategy. Combined, these activities forms a business’s strategic plan. Strategic plans are developed by various level of management.
Hence, leaders need to be prepared and manage readiness to the alteration by making an environment of honesty and transparency for their team as a successful implementation of the change is unlikely. Employees must be part of the change hence, they must to be told about the requirement of the change and be given a reward to motivate to embrace the change. If change be accepted by all recipients it can be implemented quickly and effectively. The leaders’ attitudes and behaviors have both positive and negative alterations on the change success. Therefore, leaders of organizations need to try and develop a more framing and shaping behavior, adding skills on themselves to change and motivate the subordinates towards the embracing the change.
Emergent strategy When change happens, an organization changes its strategy, which in turn, changes its structure, organizational culture, recruitment standards and etc. It indicates that strategy process is part of change process. As mentioned before, most change initiatives fail, no least because not engaging all employees in the process towards change (Stanleigh, 2008). We suggest that emergent strategy is a central part of successful change. One reason for this being that the foundation of emergent strategy is to involve more people in strategy making process (Mintzberg et al., 1988).
Staff members need to have a deliberate, conscious effort made by the leaders to convey this information carefully. The diverse and increasing workforce at any organization is often shown that the information they thought was communicated to the team was correctly given, but in reality, it was interpreted differently than intended (Wickford, 2016). Unfortunately, the leader is not aware of this until significant issues start to arise. Communications issues are when management sees no value whatsoever in communicating with staff, believing they should remain quiet and do what is expected of
Change can alter the normal routine of the workplace hence creating chaos. Organizational change can aid in improving the image of the organization, promoting efficiency and improve on the competitiveness of the organization (Schein, 2004). The manager can function as a trainer by helping the members of the organization to learn how to utilize the data to be used to promote development. He or she can help the members of n organization to acquire a new set of skills to help solve future problems of the organization.
The change can be dynamic and effective. This change process must be viewed as an investment for the company. Lewin’s change Model is important ;because each employee must be ready to learn new things as well as unlearning old practices. Motivation is the most important part and difficult at times for changes to take effect. Employees are responsible for the company success.
Engstom: Case Study Companies big and small at one point in time come face to face with an issue or two. The business owners, the managers and even the employees can be affected. In the workplace there is actually no such thing as “perfect” communication. There can be two types of communication, negative and positive. Positive communication is understanding what is being said and negative communication is not understanding, it is that simple.
The company will be closed pending investigation and throughout the litigation process unless another avenue of revenue can be identified and accessed. According to Kirst-Ashman (2014), An organization can be broken into four topics “(1) social entities that (2) goal-directed (3) are designed deliberately structured and coordinate activity
PepsiCo International seeks for employees that are passionate with their work together with an energetic workforce. For this to happen, TMC has came out with their own modified simplified John Kotter’s 8-Step Change Model, it’s a four step process known as the Culture Change Roadmap. The change started in 2004 and with this, it has successfully guided PepsiCo International throughout. Ever since the implementation of the Culture Change Roadmap, PepsiCo International has shown significant improvement. It has first of successfully created an awareness of understand diversity and inclusion especially among the senior leaders.