Hcs 587 Change Matrix

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Implementing Organizational Change: The Concord Bookstore HCS 587 Organizational Change: The Concord Bookshop In today’s marketplace, businesses might be forced to implement changes to stay competitive in the economy. Changes could be a challenging for companies and for the staff. There are some interventions that can help facilitate changes that will minimize unwanted changes. Smart business owners implement changes after careful planning. Organizational change processes are theories that can be applied in the business world. Carefully planned businesses changes are helpful because the theories have been carefully prepared and researched. Business owners should consider business trends to stay competitive in today’s economy. The staff mayt need to learn new skills or modify job duties. Because management and boards oversee businesses, they should carefully examine the impact of any change on the business. “Organizational change seeks to create long-term sustainable alterations in employee behaviors” (Spector, 2010). The Concord Bookstore story, described in a University of Phoenix Ebook (Spector, 2010) reviewed a hypothetical organizational process change dictated by management of a bookstore. The board did not seek input from the staff, and did not include them during the stages of the change process. There were no brainstorming sessions, no meetings, no request for ideas or suggestions. It seems that the board had not considered the possibility that their plans and actions might create stress among the staff. If someone at the Concord board had studied and applied change theory, the transition might have helped during the transition at the concord bookshop. In 1951, Kurt Lewin, developed a three staged model for organizational change. The stages include unfreeze, change, and refreezing. o The planning stage is Unfreeze o

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