Organizational change is the movement of a company from one state of affairs to another. Organizational change can take many forms. It may involve a change in a company’s structure, strategy, policies, procedures, technology, or culture. The change may be planned years in advance or may be forced upon a business because of a shift in the environment. Organizational change can be radical and alter the way a business operates, or it may be incremental and slowly change the way things are done. In any case, regardless of the type, change involves letting go of the old ways and adjusting to the new ways. Therefore, it is a process that involves effective people management.
At the conclusion of this course you should have:
• An understanding of why companies change and how those changes can force companies to learn to adapt and adjust
• Understand why people resist change and to counteract that resistance