Explain fully what you believe are the most important features in the successful implantation of organisational change.
In an organisation, there are many variables. These include leadership, those who are involved such as employees, motivations for example financial gain and current economic climate along with many others, for organisational change to be successful there are many features and criteria’s that must be fulfilled before it can lead to success.
Organisational change is when a “Company or organization going through a transformation. Organization change occurs when business strategies or major sections of an organization are altered.” This means that areas of an organisation progress from one position of action to another in the attempt to improve an areas efficiency or ability. The motivation for change can greatly impact on the support of those involved, this could be due to extrinsic factors such as financial gain or intrinsic factors such as ethical practise, this motive however must be strong enough and required with a realistic view for success will promote support from those in the organisation who care for the causation of the change. Those it does not affect will often be ambivalent to the effort required to make the change.
To decide on the action needed to be taken before implementing any change requires great amounts of thought and consideration as each change made is a potential risk for an organisation and some changes may mean interference or conflict between departments of the organisation thus creating an inharmonious mechanism which in turn can seriously affect the performance of an organisation. It is a common analogy that an organisation or business is like a clock, with varying cogs and mechanisms holding it together and making ti work, if one cog changes its action then the whole mechanism could potentially fail, this is evident in organisational change also. Therefore to allow for not only success but for failure also a “safe” mode or “factory default” setting such as in an electronic item is a must for safe organisational change as not to risk the full function of an organisation.
In each circumstance there are different possible outcomes from a decision, there are universal decisions and there are decisions that can only occur in each individual unique situation dependant on the type and purpose of the organisation. For example in a recession to save money many organisations and companies decide to make a percentage of staff redundant, this is a universal type of change, whereas a type of change for the military services to make would not be an appropriate change for a charity to use if faced with a similar issue. Therefore use of appropriate logic and situational judgement is necessary. To ensure this, change must not be made quickly it instead must be made gradually over a set and measurable time period as to analyse significant steps and their successes within the process of change. This can show the...