Malakus Cawsay and Deszca explain that the description and analysis of organizationaal present state and the future state lead to a Gap Analysis which is the third step in the change plan Importance of being self-aware. Preview — Organizational Transitions by Richard Beckhard. Everett Rogers — diffusion of innovations. In the gap analysis, the organization needs to compare their transiitions performance against their projected change performance. Crafting the Change Message. In the action planning stage, change agents and other organizational stake holders identify the pertinent parties tranitions will affected by and involved with implementing the change vision.
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Why Change? During the first stage of organizational analysis, change agents must identify the forces for and against change in the internal and external environment.
Quinn recognized that individuals have unique vantage points within an organization and often different priorities. After performing an organizational analysis, change agents must assess the question of "Why Change"? Once the question of "Why Change" has been answered, a gap analysis aids in identifying the difference between the existing state and the desired state that the change will produce. This gap analysis is part of crafting the powerful vision of change and gaining momentum behind it.
The last stages of the Beckhard and Harris Change Management Process involve carrying out the vision that was crafted through an organizational analysis, answering the question of "Why Change" and performing a gap analysis between the present and desired states.
In the action planning stage, change agents and other organizational stake holders identify the pertinent parties who will affected by and involved with implementing the change vision. They them must assign roles and responsibilities in executing the change and create a plan for carrying it out. Axelrod, , illustrates the importance of understanding the complexities of organizational dynamics.
Change management is a complex process that requires a high degree of collaboration and a true understanding of the complex environments in which organizations operate. Axelrod, R. Why Change Management Needs Changing. Thousand Oaks, Calif. Add content below, to the right, or create a new sub-page under this page. The change model is still used today, almost 40 years later. The model is simple and explains that certain steps need to be accomplished for successful change.
The first step is to identify the pros and cons for change. The organization should consider what the benefits of change are, and compare them to the cost of change. Cawsay and Deszca explain that the description and analysis of the present state and the future state lead to a Gap Analysis which is the third step in the change plan In the gap analysis, the organization needs to compare their actual performance against their projected change performance. The forth step is to create an action plan for change; the organization must have a clear understanding of where they want to go, and create a plan of change.
This generally involves change leader to ensure that the change is moving in the desired direction. Organizational change: an action-oriented toolkit 2. Within the model they describe how to successfully change Cawsey, It is foolish and unwise to make changes without understanding the reasoning. The second step is to establish if the change is needed and creating a inspiring vision. Beckhard and Harris designed a formula for companies to make decisions if change is needed Cameron, E.
Gap analysis, looks at the current state of the organization, and identifies what a company wants the future to look like Finally, the organization will need to plan and manage through the change References Cameron, E.
Making sense of change management: A complete guide to the models , tools and techniques of organizational change 3rd ed. United States: Kogan page Limited. Cawsey, T. Los Angeles: Sage. ISBN:
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