Organizational Change: Motivation, Communication, And Leadership Effectiveness?
Organizational change is the process of modifying an organization’s structure, operational methods, strategies, technologies and organizational culture in order to deal with emerging issues or market change. The change may occur continuously or at specific set periods. Companies review their operational processes and management structures to cope with or maintain a competitive edge in the market, adapt to new technologies, meet consumer demand and to implement new government regulations or policies. The management of an organization has to approach change within the organization with effective plan and strategies so that employees and other stakeholders can accept the change. It is said that change is inevitable and when it comes the best thing to do is accept it but the manner in which it is introduced in the company matters. Employees may resist the change and criticize the approaches used therefore the management requires effective employee motivation, communication and leadership skills (Basu, 2015).
Organizational change consists of three stages. One is establishing the need for the change for instance to adapt to new technologies or a competitor through organized …show more content…
The leadership of an organization is responsible for initiating change and therefore the leaders have to make sure that both communication and employee motivation is done in the right manner. A study by Gilley et al (2009) indicated that 80% of respondents in the study reported that their leaders rarely implemented change effectively, a finding that is hard to believe. It leaves one wondering why the company had to go through the process of change and fail to implement the change. But the main reason for failing to implement change is lack of or inadequate employee motivation and effective