Process of Change Management

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Running head: CHANGE MANAGEMENT

Process of Change Management

Process of Change Management Organizations large and small undergo change almost on a constant basis. It has been said that the only constant is change. Organizations must change in order to survive in today's global marketplace. Organizations from the smallest of mom and pop businesses to the largest multinational corporations must utilize change management principles. Change management theories are part of the process of change management in business. There are different change management theories that have been developed over the years.
Change Management Theories One of the early change management theories was a three step model developed by Kurt Lewin in
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These are not the values as in the case of ethics but those of the leadership that will make the decisions while implementing change and setting priorities. Still another factor to consider is processes. Processes evolve as goal are being met with with desired change. Leadership must motivate and training lower managers to make those decisions that processes are forged from (Christensen 2006). Finally there are the competing priorities of the company. In the case of Synergetic priorities include. Training or recruiting employees with the desired skill sets and the time frame for completing contracts. Leadership has to make a decision and train lower managers in setting priorities in line with organizational goals and values (McClenahen 2006). Types of Change Resistance Along with the process of change naturally comes the resistance to change. A company is made up of individuals. Individuals by nature resist change whether the change is good or bad. There are different kinds of resistance. One type of resistance in the natural fear of the unknown. What will happen after changes are completed? Managers and leaders can overcome this by allowing those affected by the change to participate in the change process. Another is a feeling of stability and any change would disrupt it. Leadership can overcome this by allowing employees to express concerns. In the simulation one of the approaches was to train managers and leaders on how to counsel those they

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