Transformation Change Essay

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Transformational Change

Characteristics of Tranformational Change - Radical changes in how members behave at work.
• Change is triggered by environmental and internal disruptions (Industry discontinuities , Product life cycle shifts, and Internal company dynamics)
• Change is aimed at competitive advantage (Uniqueness, Value, Difficult to imitate)
• Change is sytemic and revolutionary
- Reshaping organization's design elements
• Change demands a new organizing paradigm (gamma change)
• Change is driven by senior executives and line management (envisioning, energizing, and enabling)
• Change involves significant learning
- Must learn how to enact the new behaviors
Intergrated Strategic Change - Extends traditional OD
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f how it resolves a set of value dilemmas
• The Deep Assumption Approach - Emphasizes the deepest levels of organization culture & shared assumptions that guide member behavior
- Formulate a clear strategic vision - Modify the organization to support organizational change
- Display top management committment - Select & socialize newcomers and terminate deviants
- Model culture change at the highest levels - Develop ethical and legal sensitivity
Chapter 21 - Continuous Change
Self- Desining Organizations - build in capacity to transform themselves continually to achieve high performance
• Demands of adaptive change - 5 requirements for adaptive change to occur in organization
• Application stages (Laying the foundation, Designing, and Implementing & Assessing)
Learning Organizations - Aimed at helping organizations develop & use knowledge to change and improve contantly
• Conceptual Framework (emphasizes organizational structures and social processes that enable members to share knowledge)
• Organizational Learning Interventions- structure, info systems, HR, culture, and leadership
• Organizational Learning Processes - Single Loop Learning, Double Loop Learning , Deuterolearning
• Application Theories
- Disover theories in use and their consequences
- Invent and produce more effective theories
- Continuously monitor and improve learning

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