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This bestselling text continues to provide a fresh approach to organisational change by linking it to the key drivers of creativity and innovation, but now contains improved coverage of approaches to change.
It explores change as a human and social process, looking at the vital role leadership, entrepreneurship and creativity play in change management, rather than viewing it as a series of systems and mechanisms. In doing so, it provides all the theoretical and practical understanding you will need as both a student of change and a future manager. The second edition comes with access to a range of learning and revision aids online and is packed with cases and examples from around the globe.
In extended case study research in the UK and Australia, Patrick has been actively engaged in longitudinal studies on innovation and change for over forty years in a range of organizations, including Pirelli Cables, British Rail, General Motors, Hewlett Packard, the CSIRO and Micro-X. Many of these funded projects were collaborations with scholars from other universities, resulting in the publication of over 60 refereed journal articles, 14 books, 50 book chapters and numerous conference papers.
Second, the article's discussion of determinants illuminates the theoretical basis for the various strategies that change management experts recommend for creating organizational readiness. For practitioners, it might not seem necessary to explain in theoretical terms how or why a strategy works. For researchers, however, theoretical explication of the pathways through which these strategies affect readiness is important for advancing scientific knowledge. The theory that I propose suggests that strategies such as highlighting the discrepancy between current and desired performance levels, fomenting dissatisfaction with the status quo, creating an appealing vision of a future state of affairs increase organizational readiness for change by increasing change valence--that is, by increasing the degree to which organizational members perceive the change as needed, important, or worthwhile. In addition to advancing scientific knowledge, identifying and testing the pathways through which actions (strategies) have effects can have practical implications as well. Such efforts can prompt the discovery of new strategies or alternative pathways, or they can show the equifinality of already known strategies. For example, in the theory that I describe, the keys to increasing readiness are raising change valence and promoting a positive assessment of task demands, resource availability, and situational factors. It seems unlikely that there is one best way to achieve these goals; at the same time, it seems unlikely that all ways are always equally effective. Creating a sense of urgency might be useful for increasing change valence in some situations (i.e., when complacency is high), but not others (i.e., when uncertainty is high). Likewise, end-user involvement in change design and implementation planning can be a powerful way for not only increasing change valence (e.g., helping people to see why this change is needed, important, and worthwhile), but also for helping organizational members realistically appraise the match of task demands, available resources, and situational factors. When, for whatever reason, end-user involvement is not an appropriate or feasible strategy, vicarious learning strategies (e.g., site visits) could be useful for supplying organizational members with accurate information about task demands, resource requirements, and situational factors affecting implementation. If readiness-enhancing strategies are indeed equifinal--and this is an empirical question--then organizational leaders, innovation champions, and other change agents could take with a grain of salt the 'one best way' advice so often found in prescriptive change management writing, and focus instead of developing and using strategies that are tailored to local needs, opportunities, and constraints.
Third, the article's discussion of outcomes develops a theoretical link between two disparate bodies of research: organizational readiness for change and implementation theory and research. As noted earlier, change experts have asserted that greater organizational readiness leads to more successful implementation without specifying what 'successful implementation' means or explaining how or why this might be so. This article uses implementation theory to conceptually define the notion of implementation effectiveness and distinguish implementation effectiveness from innovation effectiveness. Moreover, the article draws on social cognitive theory and motivation theory to explain how greater organizational readiness could result in more effective change implementation. Implementation theory could also benefit from a stronger theoretical link. Although it is beyond the scope of this article to discuss in detail, I suspect that the construct of implementation climate--which Klein and Sorra  define as organizational members' shared perception that innovation use is expected, supported, and rewarded--has much in common with organizational readiness for change, the principal difference being that one construct applies in the 'pre-implementation' period while the other applies once implementation has begun. This article merely begins the dialogue between these two bodies of research which hitherto have developed independently of one another. Whether or not the theory developed here ultimately finds empirical support, I hope that its discussion promotes scholarly debate and stimulates empirical inquiry into an important, yet under-studied topic in implementation science.
To provide leaders and managers with clear insights on how to effectively motivate people through corporate culture or organisational change. The training will also equip them with some effective skills and knowledge for managing and communicating change.
An information professional needs to effectively communicate through written and oral processes. Excellent communication skills are the hallmark of a professional leader. It is important to remember that a leader is not necessarily a manager; a leader is a person who embraces change and tackles projects with confidence and nurturing interaction. When managing change, a leader will guide rather than force the process, allowing for open collaboration in a supportive environment (Albright, 465-468).
Organizations as a system is governed by both internal factors as well as external factors of change. Various factors like technological innovation and advancements in the communication and information processing field come under this category. These factors are external in nature but somehow are introduced in an organization in a planned manner with the objective of enhancing work efficiencies and improving the overall productivity.
Performance Gaps: Performance gaps associated with an organziation either in the form of depleting profit margins or non-performance of a product line or service in the market or slowdown in sales due to unexpected reasons, can compel an organization to change. Research studies have proven that performance gaps act as propellants for organizational innovations.
To conclude, it can be interpreted that managing organizational change is one of the most essential pre-requisite for adapting with the competitive challenges and transitioning from the present state of business to a desired futuristic course of action. It is vital to develop and implement a plan of action for managing change successfully. 153554b96e