Chapter 16 Organizational Change. What Are the Forces Acting as Stimulants to Organizational Change?. Evolving nature of workforce Technological advances Economic shocks Heightened competition Social and consumer trends World politics and globalization.
Stimulants to Organizational Change?
Lewin’s Force Field Analysis
A collection of planned-change interventions that seek to improve organizational effectiveness and employee well-being.
Based on humanistic & democratic values:
Innovation: New ideas applied to initiating or improving a product, process, or service.
Champions:People who actively and enthusiastically promote an idea, build support, overcome resistance, and ensure that innovation is implemented.
Continuous Improvement Process:
Stress: A dynamic condition in which an individual is confronted with an opportunity, constraint, or demand related to what is desired and for which the outcome is perceived to be both uncertain and important.
Two types of stress:
Strategies for Managing Stress
Note: Managers have no direct control over personal (or life) stressors and as a result should be aware that there are ethical considerations about intruding into employees’ personal lives.
An idealized organization that has developed the continuous capacity to adapt and change.
Types of Learning:
People in a learning organization: