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Meaning and Nature of Change - Organisational Change

   Posted On :  19.05.2018 10:03 pm

The term change in the organization context refers to any alteration that occurs in the work environment.

Meaning and Nature of Change
 
The term change in the organization context refers to any alteration that occurs in the work environment. Planned changes mean those changes which are effected in a planned manner after assessing the need for change and working out the details as to when and how they will be carried out. A planned change is also called proactive change. In contrast, reactive change is the one which takes place in random fashion as a crisis situation develops. For proactive or planned change to be initiated, manager shall be sensitive to the environmental changes affecting the organization so that organizational crisis situations can be averted.

Planned change or pro active change is purposeful or goal directed. There are two widely recognized goals of the planned change. One, it sets to improve the organizational ability to cope with, or adapt to change environment. Second, it seeks to change employee knowledge, attitude and behavior. Change in any part of the organization tends to effect the whole organization. Change is a human as well as a technical problem. Whenever there is a change, social equilibrium in the organization is affected. When change occurs in the organization, it requires employees to make new adjustments as the organization seeks new equilibrium.

 

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