Organizational Theory Essay

1541 Words Sep 3rd, 2012 7 Pages
Andrea K. Rivers
ORG6503 : Organizational Theories & System
Instructor: Kathleen Henry
September 24, 2011

The owner of Creative Colors has taking my advice regarding restructuring and downsizing the company. The organization is now operating much more efficiently and has seen revenues begin to climb in its retail stores. With the improving economic climate in the region and the growing strength of the U.S. dollar compared to the Canadian dollar, the owner now sees an opportunity to acquire a regional competitor, Art Depot, based in Vancouver, Canada. The Owner of Creative Colors wants to expand the retail service capacity of Creative Colors by bringing Art Depot’s two retail stores (both located in Vancouver,
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He likens the content element to digital (verbal) communication, and the relationship element to non-verbal communication, e.g. facial expressions, tone of voice, etc. Given the fact that 55% of communication is visual (body language), 38% is tone of voice, and only 7% is word choice ( Paul Watzlawick, 1967)
Challenges with change Some of the challenges inherent in implementing the kind of changes that will be necessary to achieve the desired culture at “Art Depot” I think the biggest challenge you will have to face is with the employees willingness to change because the mind set of going from a low cost to produce high quality is a requirement in order for the customers to believe it what you are selling you must first believe in it. It is out of Habit because employees normally feel comfortable in the environment that they are habituated to. Some changes to them are very complex. Insecurity is another the major reasons, safety and security are high priority for every employee resistance to change is uncertainty about the impact of change, especially on their job security. When employees feel that the security of the job is threatened by change, they resist it. Fear of the unknown always has a major impact. I also think

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