According to the advocates of the emergent approach to change it is the uncertainty of both the external and internal environment that makes this approach more pertinent than the planned approach Bamford and Forrester, However, many of these suggestions tend to be rather abstract in nature and difficult to apply Burnes, A Critical Review The emergent approach to change emphasises that change should not be perceived as a series of linear events within a given period of time, but as a continuous, open-ended process of adaptation to changing circumstances and conditions Burnes,; Dawson, Such studies should enable an identification of critical success factors for the management of change.
The article concludes with recommendations for further research. A Critical Review of change and not on individual change initiatives. Therefore, the successful management of change is a highly required skill.
On the other hand, simply complying to existing patterns and ideas on them market will most certainly include the company in a large category of organizations which have a reactive strategy to the market forces and which can be at most deemed as average.
This can be a situation of crisis, which requires major and rapid change, and does not allow scope for widespread consultation or involve- ment Burnes,; Kanter et al.
Meyer have worked out a set of ten strategic paradoxes, which will be analyzed further below. Burnes refers to incremental change as when individual parts of an organisation deal increasingly and separately with one problem and one objective at a time. Furthermore, it is argued that the planned and emergent approaches to Organisational Change Management: Secondly, the planned approach is based on the assumptions that organisations operate under constant conditions, and that they can move in a pre-planned manner from one stable state to another Bamford and Forrester, By reviewing more than 30 models of planned change, Bullock and Batten developed a four-phase model of planned change that splits the process into exploration, planning, action and integration.
The classical strategic management still works fine in many situations of the global economy, despite the challenge it faces due to the incredibly fast rhythm of change, which may mean that, at a point or other, the plan is not viable and actual anymore.
Strategic change This paradox refers to companies that need to change and adapt to new realities in order to remain profitable, while at the same time, keep relevant elements from the past, as a sign of continuity in the company.
As economics points out, a low level of risk returns a similar level profit. Change Characterised By How It Comes About When characterised by how change comes about, there are several different approaches, as identified in Table 3.
Furthermore, to make it even more confusing, Grundy and Senior distinguish between smooth and bumpy incremental change. This presumption clearly ignores organisational politics and conflict, and assumes these can be easily ident- ified and resolved Burnes, In the case of industries and companies, trying something new may be equivalent to launching a new product, but also to promoting and using a new business management strategy.
Finally, the critics argue that the planned approach to change presumes that all stakeholders in a change project are willing and interested in implementing it, and that a common agree- ment can be reached Bamford and Forrester, Every company has the goal of maximizing profits, increasing the market share, etc.
Change characterised by the rate of occurrence 2 Type of change Discontinuous change Incremental change Bumpy incremental change Continuous change Bumpy continuous change Organisational Change Management: On the other hand, we should agree on the fact that most of the companies still use, at a certain time or other in their existence, the classical strategic approach, involving charts, plans, organizational materials, etc.
Consequently, organisational change cannot be separated from organisational strategy, or vice versa Burnes, ; Rieley and Clarkson, To cope with the complexity and uncertainty of the environment it is suggested that organisations need to become open learning systems where strategy development and change emerges from the way a company as a whole acquires, interprets and processes information about the environment Dunphy and Stace, Another criticism of the emergent approach is that it consists of a rather disparate group of models and approaches that tend to be more united in their scepticism to the planned approach to change than to an agreed alternative Bamford and Forrester, ; Dawson, The model looks at the processes of change, which describe the methods employed to move an organisation from one state to another, and the phases of change, which describe the stages an organisation must go through to achieve successful change implementation Bullock and Batten, Hij heeft diverse onderwijsprijzen ontvangen en is twee jaar lang Associate Director van de Rotterdam School of Management geweest, verantwoordelijk voor het managen van het MBA programma.
A company like General Electrics or Ford, for example, operating for years, needs to adapt to these changes, but, at the same time, keep in mind the company cultural traditions that have brought these companies in their positions. Conclusion It is evident from this article that change is an ever-present element that affects all organisations.
In order to construct such a frame- work it is recommended that further exploratory studies of the nature of change and how it is being managed should be conducted.
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