Understanding Change Management
Objectives & GoalsClick to read
At the end of this module you will be able to:
“The snake which cannot cast it’s skin has to die. As well the minds which are prevented from changing their opinions; they cease to be mind.”
EntreComp Framework – Resources Area
What is Change Management?Click to read
- Change in business as in life has always been the only Constant.
- In the third decade of the 21st Century the pace of Business Change is accelerating at a pace unprecedented in human history.
- Your Business cannot avoid Change, but Change Management involves more than reacting to this reality.
- Change management is the process of planning, implementing and solidifying changes in an organization.
- Change Management is a planned structured Business Tool to realize the future vision of your Business.
- Change Management is an Entrepreneurial Effort to meet Entrepreneurial Opportunity.
The Nature of Change in BusinessClick to read
- The only thing that does not change in business is the need for change.
- Businesses need to constantly look at new ways of doing things because if they do not, they become uncompetitive & ‘die’.
- In this respect businesses need to adopt the philosophy of continuous improvement & be constantly looking for ways to improve their processes.
The Change Management Vision
Change Management is Nothing NewClick to read
- The Disciplines of Engineering and Psychology particularly from the late 19th Century period of urbanisation and Industrialisation began to come together to help describe how change happens and how to manage change.
- Scientific Management as developed by Frederick Taylor in 1911 is a famous example of Change Management in Practise.
- Production efficiency in a shop of factory could be greatly enhanced by close observation of the individual worker and elimination of waste time and motion in his operation.
- Taylors ideas has strongly influenced Change Management thought and business model development for well over 100 years.
- The Science of Psychology, understanding personnel change, job satisfaction, job security and insecurity, staff retention, morale, productivity and helping individual staff members understand what specific change might -oriented mean to them personally is all part of a psychology-oriented approach to Change Management.
- Effective Change Management involves both the Mechanical (Technological) and human dimension. It’s always important to explore how both dimensions might interact in practise when planning new Business change.
- Can you name two famous businesses where there is evidence of Scientific Management in Practise?
- How might Scientific Management inform Change Management in this popular Irish Fast Food Restaurant Chain?