Essay on Organizational Culture
A pattern of shared basic assumptions that was learned by a group as it solved its problems of external …show more content…
Implementing a change to an organization's culture does not have to be a negative experience. Modifying the criteria for allocating rewards can be a negative or a positive change to an organization's culture. Recently, our benefits committee made a substantial change to the eligibility criteria for receiving employer match and discretionary contribution to our retirement plan. Previously, our seasonal employees were entitled to employer match and discretionary contribution after the completion of two consecutive complete seasons which for some employees this meant the completion of their third season, second year with the organization. As of January 1, 2006, we modified the eligibility criteria to the completion of two years of employment with the organization. Although, this change has had an impact on the organization, the impact has been positive and beneficial to the companies' human resources.
With every change comes resistance. Implementing a change involves moving away from the known to the unknown. Some reasons for resistance can be traced to individuals while other reasons can be traced to the organization. Employees experiencing individual resistance to change have stated the following four reasons: uncertainty, concern