Culture And Change Analysis

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Forces for Change and How Cultures Impact Change Change is a movement out of a current comfort state through a transition state to a future state. Change happens all around us, at work, at home, and in our communities. Change has the effect to be either internally motivating or externally motivated depending on how you view it (“What is change management,” 2015). In the business world it seems that organizational change is becoming more frequent and human nature remains the same with people not liking or accepting change. In addition culture is growing in importance to companies and in organizational change as well. Being able to effectively identify the forces for change and the role that culture plays in change is very important when …show more content…
Culture influences the way subordinates perform, as well as influence the approaches taken and the decisions made by leaders and managers. Culture is the beliefs and values that form personal behavior and how companies dictate the way things are done within companies, the resistance to change ranges from personal habits and beliefs to culture traits (“The impact of culture,” 2011). Some cultures view and take change differently which ultimately has a lasting effect on the leaders, employees and the company. Some cultures view change as a threat and believe it has a negative impact on a company. Whereas other cultures view change as an opportunity for growth and advancement and embrace changes (Nahavandi, 2014, p 280-281). Change is stressful and usually encounters resistance. If a company is serious about their mission and success of the company, then the organization and everyone involved must adapt to the changes and the culture also needs to as well (“The impact of culture,” …show more content…
There are many reasons why people resist change. Some reasons include the feeling as if they are losing control of a situation or power. Some people are territorial, so change is hard for them to adapt to. Also, the feeling of uncertainty plays a role in resistance to change. Some feel they will be lost and are unsure of what to expect, but if leaders create a clear and precise path for them to follow that can help eliminate uncertainty. Lastly, another reason people are resistance to change is due to their concern with the workload and their understanding of the work. There are many other reasons why people resist change. To ensure that change goes smoothly, leaders should plan meetings to go over information and allow the subordinates to ask questions. In addition, including everyone on the upcoming changes will provide people with an understanding of what is to come and it will allow them to feel confident in the changes (Kanter,

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