This is threatening because it creates a fear of the unknown future as well as failures. Change can also be annoying if someone else is trying to tell us how to do our job better when the existing way of doing business may have suited us just fine. To effectively and efficiently implement change, it is therefore important to understand the reasons why individuals resist change. I will briefly describe the four common reasons for resistance to change and then discuss methods for overcoming resistance to change2. Reasons for resistance to change Resistance to change is a reaction.
In the scenario, Emergency department staff members were likely shaken by this poor outcome of Mr. B., and would be motivated to change to a safer model just to avoid a repeat in the future. Staff members may be reluctant to change because of established habits in patient flow. This reluctance to change would be an identifiable restraining force, which opposes process improvement. Implementing a model which allows for rapid, safe adjustment to increasing acuity would help avoid poor outcomes in the future. Follow-up is
Identifying where change needs to be made is not always obvious in an organisation. Simply challenging the ‘status quo’ or ‘it’s the way we’ve always done it’ can lead to new ideas and ways of ‘thinking outside the box’ that benefit the company. AC1.2 Identify the barriers to change and innovation in the organisation There can be multiple barriers when trying to implement change. The organisation may know they need to make changes but lack of planning or lack of agility can stop progression. Employees and Managers play a
Making poor decisions by not thinking critically can affect not only for the individual, but individuals around. When critical thinking is not a part of day-to-day operations of an organization, it will surely head for disaster. Critical thinking is important in exploring possibilities. This is especially important in an organization in prevention of possible downfalls of the organization. As a critical thinker explores possibilities, he or she may take action on something that may have posed a devastating outcome had they not thought ahead critically.
An issue occurs when the message has too much information and it’s confusing, having a fear of criticism or language differences. To tackle this problem, as a manager I would apply such methods as explaining my message I send to make sure the receiver understands it, or just set up meetings or conduct one on one conversations to communicate messages. Personal barriers are the real or imagined deterrents between you and the success you want to achieve. The best way to overcome personal barriers is to identify what keeps you from achieving your goals, and then take steps to remove those barriers and focus on the positives. It’s also important to not overstep privacy boundaries of others.
The demographic makeup of leaders differs from organization to organization which reflects in policies and procedures differing and resulting in no concrete principles for all organizations to follow (Hellriegel & Slocum, 2011). If no organizational policies and procedures were in place, the organization would be susceptible to major problems which could undermine their profits or bottom line. By having these organizational policies and procedures in place, employees are aware of the significant consequences that can result if unethical activity occurs, which can include or lead up to termination of employment. Also, these policies and procedures lay the groundwork for defense against frivolous lawsuits set off by employees who have acted
This could in turn be damaging to the reputation of the team and its members. In order to be successful, there is need for risk management incentives to be put in place. This can only be attained through the maintenance of good functionality for systems. A risk management plan involves coming up with the right techniques to cope with any challenges that are to be experienced in the planning process. For instance, certain alternatives should be indicated as a fall back plan in case the team runs out of resources away from home.
The conflicts raised by this case are typical from projects that are not closely monitored, resulting in a lack of overall control of tasks. Better reading and quicker response would probably avoid the failure of the partnership. Improvement in the organizational side is needed in order to embrace new technologies, as well as the leadership behavior of the project manager. Negotiation and development of new agreements on how to handle future conflicts, re-evaluation of the tasks required, tracking process on a daily basis and scheduling overtime could help to put the project back in time. A clearly defined escalation process, rethink the tasks allocation to future milestones and co-locating teams with similar activities would help the project
It is important not to speak out of angry emotions, and again sometimes it is best to tell an employee that one may need to think on the matter first before responding. While it may not seem like a "big deal" it is important to make sure that the words that are used when speaking to employees are simple and clear. Some employees may not understand the use of large words, and therefore the message that the manager / supervisor is trying to convey may be lost. Good grammar is also a must for every type communication. Use of slang terms is not a wise idea, as what is acceptable in generation / culture could be offensive to the next.. We must make sure we are saying exactly what we mean to and clearly enough that so that others are going to hear exactly what the manager / supervisor is trying to say.
On the other hand, if he is placed on the defensive, he is unlikely to come up with effective strategies. In fact, he will be under severe pressure, resulting in tension and even disunity within his rank-and-file. While proactiveness is well understood in military warfare, it tends to be easily over-looked in the context of business. More of-ten than not, many companies tend to adopt a "follower" strategy. To begin with, they hope that by following, they can reduce the risks involved.