Essay on Short Term And Long Term Change For Sea Treasures

1221 Words Nov 18th, 2016 5 Pages
Short-term and Long-term Change for Sea Treasures Change occurs in many different ways within a company or organization that affect everyone from customers to employees of various levels and or ranks. At Sea Treasures, a company that has been in business for over 50 years, is a company affected by change that negatively hit them causing effects that would need both short-term and long-term changes to keep the company successful. In order for change to occur there needs to be and understanding with customers and full cooperation from employees which may not always happen. Once the owners were convinced to create a website to help sell larger inventory via said website versus the store there needed to be short-term and long-term changes to ensure that change occurred immediately and for the long run. The best model for short-term changes to occur would be Kurt Lewin’s three stages of change and the best model for long-term changes to occur would be John Kotter’s eight-step change process. Using these models will ensure that the company sticks with any change that is thrown their way.
Lewin’s Three Stages of Change Kurt Lewin’s three stages of change focus on “Unfreezing, moving/changing and refreezing” (Weiss, 2016, Sec. 1.3). The beginning step of the unfreezing stage is to produce and bring motivation into the change. Motivation encourages that change is a scary process but it can also be beneficial to the company and employees. During this stage there is a…

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