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Organizational Change and Development

Organizational Change and Development

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Organizational Change and Development
(includes the Field of Organization Development)
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Introduction
Why Is It Critical for Leaders and Managers to Be Successful atOrganizational Change? Because It's Their Job
Significant organizational change occurs, for example, when an organization changes itsoverall strategy for success, adds or removes a major section or practice, and/or wants tochange the very nature by which it operates. It also occurs when an organization evolvesthrough various life cycles, just like people must successfully evolve through life cycles.For organizations to develop, they often must undergo significant change at various points in their development. That's why the topic of organizational change anddevelopment has become widespread in communications about business, organizations,leadership and management.Leaders and managers continually make efforts to accomplish successful and significantchange -- it's inherent in their jobs. Some are very good at this effort (probably more thanwe realize), while others continually struggle and fail. That's often the difference between people who thrive in their roles and those that get shuttled around from job to job,ultimately settling into a role where they're frustrated and ineffective. There are manyschools with educational programs about organizations, business, leadership andmanagement. Unfortunately, there still are not enough schools with programs about howto analyze organizations, identify critically important priorities to address (such assystemic problems or exciting visions for change) and then undertake successful andsignificant change to address those priorities. This Library topic aims to improve thatsituation.
Focus and Scope of This Library Topic
The focus of this Library topic is on principles and practices to successfully accomplishsignificant change in organizations.Successful organizational change can be quitedifficult to accomplish -- it can be like trying to change a person's habits. Fortunately,there is an increasing body of research, practice and tools from which we all can learn. Amajor goal of this Library topic is to make this body of information much moreaccessible to many -- to give the reader more clear perspective on overall organizationalchange and development, along with sufficient understanding to begin applying principles and practices for successful change in their roles and organizations.
 
The following resources are not sufficient to guide a large, comprehensive and detailedorganizational change effort -- that amount of resources comprises a significantly sized book -- and besides, there is no standard procedure for guiding change. However, thefollowing resources might be sufficient to provide the reader at least a framework thattakes him or her from which to begin guiding change in smaller efforts for organizationalchange -- and then to begin to learn more.There are many approaches to guiding change -- some planned, structured and explicit,while others are more organic, unfolding and implicit. Some approaches work from thefuture to the present, for example, involving visioning and then action planning abouthow to achieve that vision. Other approaches work from the present to the future, for example, identifying current priorities (issues and/or goals) and then action planningabout to address those priorities (the action research approach is one example). Different people often have very different -- and strong -- opinions about how change should beconducted. Thus, it is likely that some will disagree with some of the content in this topic.That's what makes this topic so diverse, robust and vital for us all.
Broad Context for Organizational Change andDevelopment
Understanding Organizations, Leadership and Management
To really understand organizational change and begin guiding successful change efforts,the change agent should have at least a broad understanding of the context of the changeeffort. This includes understanding the basic systems and structures in organizations,including their typical terms and roles. This requirement applies to the understanding of leadership and management of the organizations, as well. That is why graduate courses in business often initially include a course or some discussion on organizational theory. Thistopic includes several links to help you gain this broad understanding. The followinglinks (broadly reviewed in the following order) might be helpful to establish some senseabout organizations, and their leadership and management.Introduction to Organizations (to get a sense for the system, forms, roles and structures)Introduction to Leadership (to get a sense for what leadership is, its scope, and where itmight fit during change)Introduction to Management (to get a sense about planning, organizing and controllingresources)
Understanding Organizational Performance Management
Organizational change should not be conducted for the sake of change. Organizationalchange efforts should be geared to improve the performance of organizations and the people in those organizations. Therefore, it's useful to have some understanding of whatis meant by "performance" and the various methods to manage performance inorganizations.

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