How Change Mismanagement Created an Industry

How Change Mismanagement Created an Industry

Organizations don’t like to change. They accept the change when industry change & organizations can’t avoid change. After accepting the change, they stick to the new format & avoid change further. Most businesses don’t have a foundation for change. They don’t have resources, manpower, time & technology for change. Because of this reason change management industry evolved. Organizations started hiring consultants for managing change. But change management consultants are not able to solve basic issues of staff & organization. Many times, consultants don’t understand organizational culture. There are many problems in change management like; no clear change objectives, no change foundation, non-availability of capital. One important problem in willpower for change. So, it is most important to handle change carefully. If organizations want to grow then it has to change. But if it has to sustain growth then it has to make foundation for growth & adopt the change from the base.

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Content and Analysis:

In past, few decades many new business methods evolved & become popular. Some of them are business process re-engineering, enterprise resource planning & various business transformation methods. For implementing these methods organizations need drastic change. For leading or managing the change organizations have to have proper change objectives. Objectives should be in terms of performance, monetary, result delivery etc. It has to focus more on change methods rather than focusing on change solution. Organizations has to adopt change for its own growth rather than for the sake of change. Most of the time employees resist change but they should be made aware about the advantages of change. It has to make proper strong foundation for change, because change is necessary & unavoidable for businesses. Organizations needs to assign proper capital for change. Capital can be raised from investors or bank, whatever is suitable for organization. Change should be always focused on improving user performance.

Author points out the issue about handling change mismanagement. It’s very important to handle change properly. By proper change management organization can improve its efficiency, performance, revenue etc. Organization will be able to compete in new competitive environment. With the help of change management capital can be properly used for long period of change, money will not be scare for future use. Change management will ensure the importance of methods for improvement. These methods make sure the foundation base for change.

Change management can go wrong in some aspects. If change management don’t consider views of employees then employees will be unsatisfied with the change. Change management will cost money to the organization. Sometimes the application of change management does not guarantee success for the organization.

In my own view change is very much important for any organization. As someone rightly said that Change is the only constant thing in life. This philosophy is also suitable for business organizations. Manny organizations avoid changes as it is uncomfortable for them to adopt & they don’t want come out of their comfort zone. Many organizations stick to their old business methods, avoid new changes & because of this attitude lose their current market share. Nokia is the great example of change mismanagement. Nokia who was a market leader in a point of time. It didn’t respond to the change in the technology. It refused to go for double sim card holder mobiles & android technology. As a result of which it lost its market leader position & it was acquired by Microsoft.

So, change must be accepted from all levels of organization. It should be seen as a positive thing for organization. Employees should be made aware about change from very beginning. Change should be planned & systematic. Money allotment should be made for change management.

Conclusion:

Transformation from one system to another business system is a change. Change can be a small or big. For every organization change is unavoidable. But most organizations do not understand the fact that it is very important & necessary. Change must be implemented before-hand. Change should be carried out to get increment in performance, results. Willpower to change must be developed throughout the organization. With change, any organization can achieve growth. But, change is not simple as it sounds. Change should be handled carefully from Change must be sustainable & every employee should see it as positive. Organization must accept change wholeheartedly. All employees must participate in change. Senior management should take care of the issue that all employees from top level management to last end of employees must see change as positive & accept it. Change should be done on time otherwise it can hamper the organization & its revenue can go down.

References-

Books

  1. Constantine Andriopoulos and Patrick Dawson (2008). Managing Change, Creativity and Innovation. 1st edition Pages 24-27, 113-117

  2. John Kotter, Renée Mauborgne, and W. Chan Kim (2011). HBR’s 10 Must Reads on Change Management. 1st edition pages 20-26

  3. Peggy Holman, Tom Devane, Steven Cady (2007). The Change Handbook: The Definitive Resource on Today’s Best Methods For engaging whole systems. 2nd edition pages 56-68

Journals

  1. Rune Todnem (2007). Organisational change management: A critical review. Journal of Change Management, Volume 5 issue 4

  2. William J. Kettinger & Varun Grover (2015) Special Section: Toward a Theory of Business Process Change Management. Journal of Management Information Systems. Volume 12 issue 1.

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