The Importance Of Cultural Change And Management

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In the international competition for talent, emigration of skilled workforces - brain drain - can result in an extremely malicious drag on the talent pools of source country. Likewise, industries and companies are battling for Millennials, or Gen Y, or Echo Boomers, whatever we choose to call them. In today’s economy, the best way to protect and attract these assets is adjusting organizational culture. Cultural change and engagement are no longer the exclusive topics for Human Resource to discuss; they are now one of the most critical business issues. Besides having to understand employees’ needs, comprehending the process of change is vital in order to successfully implement a change. While others may think the gen Y employees must adapt themselves …show more content…
Some of the traditional methods have to be modified first to capture a stream of ambitious young candidates because in order to accept the change, the future of change need to be seeable. That does not mean the company has to transform into a hi-tech faculty, it just needs to “unfreeze” a few cultural standards, and study to speak the same language as gen Y people (Alsop, R., 2009). For example, Coca-Cola Co. and Visa Inc. have recently loosen their office dress codes. In a greater effort, they grouped young and enthusiastic employees to have their inputs contributed in almost every aspect of the companies, workplace policies to marketing campaigns. Others, such as Dutch health-care and Ernst & Young Global Ltd., established plans to send employees overseas for leadership skills training and global exposure (Gellman, 2015, May …show more content…
Employees are expected to abide by the organization culture and policies. Namely, the millennials must respect the difficulties, also known as the wishes, of older generations regarding computer skills, for instance, to sustain strong relations in the company. These gen Y people are going through a similar process of change: they are travelling out of their comfort zone into a place where they are bounded by policies and rules. Therefore, they must learn to be patient, even small changes can take time to filter through before being completely implemented. They should also acknowledge that a career is built over years; it not something

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