The Importance Of Cultural Change

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New employees can certainly change the culture of an organization. New employees are often not shackled by past experience or current restrictions. Instead, they can bring new and fresh ideas to a company or organization that can improve its potential. However, senior management has to be receptive to new ideas. As we’ve seen in the classical management perspective new ideas and changes are not always welcomed. This scenario is a top-down style that restricts cultural change. Communication is the key to invigorating new ideas and innovation. This concept avoids the phrase, “Oh! That’s how we’ve always done it! Why change?” By keeping new employees in the chain of communication and part of the decision-making process it enhances creativity. This creativity and “new thinking” can affect a cultural change within an organization. Indeed, a momentum can be created that sets a course for cultural change as a new employee often feels empowered to make decisions on their own for the benefit of the organization.

Today in a rapidly changing and more competitive world and with the advent of globalization new opportunities and markets have presented themselves to companies (McNamara, 2016). However, in order to stay competitive, it is paramount that organizations are nimble and
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More often than not people are resistant to change. People simply do not like change. This is because change means uncertainty and people won’t know if they have a job in the future or if the organization will be stable in the future. This sense is no doubt felt by senior management as well. Anything new has a risk associated with it. In terms of employees, to implement change usually means a disruption in normal activities and more work over and above the current workload. However, there are keys to embrace the existing culture to affect organizational

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