Pros And Cons Of Organizational Change

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Changing someone’s behavior is all about changing their self concept and making them believe that they can change. Readiness for change is a key power and success of drug addicts to remain drug free and prevent relapse. Armenakis et al. (1993, p. 682) defined readiness as the “cognitive precursor to the behaviour of either resistance to, or support for, a change effort.” Readiness is “a mindset that exists among employees during the implementation of organizational changes. It comprises beliefs, attitudes and intentions of change target members regarding the need for and capability of implementing organizational change” (Armenakis and Fredenberger, 1997, p. 144). The concept of readiness is interesting because employees’ reactions to change…show more content…
Depending on the stage a person is in, specific social-cognitive variables are more important than others. Pre-contemplation stage where people do not intend to take action in the foreseeable future (defined as within the next 6 months). People are often unaware that their behavior is problematic or produces negative consequences. People in this stage often underestimate the pros of changing behavior and place too much emphasis on the cons of changing behavior.Contemplation is the stage where people are intending to start the healthy behavior in the foreseeable future (defined as within the next 6…show more content…
Even with this recognition, people may still feel ambivalent toward changing their behavior. Action is the stage where people have recently changed their behavior (defined as within the last 6 months) and intend to keep moving forward with that behavior change. People may exhibit this by modifying their problem behavior or acquiring new healthy behaviors and Maintenance stage where people have sustained their behavior change for a while (defined as more than 6 months) and intend to maintain the behavior change going forward. People in this stage work to prevent relapse to earlier stages. Desire for help represents the next cognitive step that is taken when an individual recognizes that he or she needs help to resolve one’s drug

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