The Organization of the Future
Throughout this course, you have engaged in several facets of the change process. As you’ve probably realized, change can often run into unexpected obstacles, resistance, or failing momentum. As a change agent in your organization, this discussion will give you a chance to explore some of those obstacles and how you might craft a strategy to manage them.
As you review the resources this week, continue your research, and contemplate the following.
Take a moment and go back to the work you did on your Project in Week 3. Examine the description of your organization “5 years into the future.” Consider the importance of planning and leadership as change is planned for and implemented. As you reflect on your description, think about how your organization would function if your suggested changes were implemented, and consider the following:
Now that you have synthesized Kotter’s Eight-Stage Process, do you believe it to be a viable vision?
How would your organization look different?
What changes would you make to that vision?
Note: You do not need to answer these points directly in your Discussion post, since they serve primarily to begin your thinking process. However, you must explain your reasoning as you formulate your formal response.
Now answer and addresses the following:
As you attempt to implement change within an organization, events will not remain static. In the article by Kanter, she explores stakeholder buy-in and resistance to change.
- How will you attempt to get everyone on board to embrace proposed changes?
- What could affect your goals for change? What specific factors do you need to continually monitor?
- How will you plan to adapt to events that may not have been foreseen as you began to implement change?
- How will you handle resistance to change?
All work to be completed in APA format with proper references and citing.
Kotter, J. P., & Cohen, D. S. (2002). The heart of change. Boston, MA: Harvard Business School Press.
Conclusion, “We See, We Feel, We Change”
Kotter, J. P. (2012). Leading change. Boston, MA: Harvard Business School Press.
Chapter 11, “The Organization of the Future”
Alvesson, M. (2002). Understanding Organizational Culture. London: Sage
Martin, J. (2002). Organizational Culture: Mapping the Terrain. London: Sage.