Change Management is managing the process of change. Change is imperative. With the onset of economic liberalisation - cost competitiveness is the need of the hour. For organizations to be able to survive and grow in this scenario would require efforts in myriad of directions. One which would be key and instrumental to an organization's survival would be how its existing work force right from employees at the grassroots to those who provide strategic direction at the top reorient themselves to take this challenge.
Unlike previous century, now the organizations having their existence at stake are not the ones who are small in relation to the big; but the ones who are slow in relation to the fast. The degree of adaptability to current scenario, determines the degree of success in the business activity.
One of the most well-documented findings from studies of individual and organizational behavior is that organizations and their members resist change. Six Tactics have been suggested for use by the change agents in dealing with resistance to change.
|Identifying the need for change||Individual components||Reinforcing the newly learned behavior|
|Increasing the driving forces to change||Group Components||Finding "fits" between organizational components.|
|Reducing the resisting forces to change||Task components||Maintaining "fits" between organizational components|
|The Process of Organizational Change|