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Recreation and Leisure Studies
REC 101
Katie Misner

Lecture 6 – Managing Change What is Organizational Change?  Refers to organization – wide hinge, not smaller change like adding a new person or modifying a program.  Ex. A change in mission, restructuring operations, new technologies, mergers, major collaborations, “rightsizing.”  Requires a fundamental and radical reorientation in the way an organization operates. What Provokes Organizational Change?  Change should not be done for the sake of change – it’s a strategy to accomplish some overall goal  Usually provoked by some major outside driving force.  Typically, organizations must undertake organization wide change in order to evolve to a different level in their life cycle. Types of Change Episodic Change Organizations are inertial (resistant to change) and change is infrequent. Discontinuous, and intentional Emphasizes short-run adaption Analytic Frame work:  Change is an occasional interruption  Tends to be dramatic and driven externally  Seen as a failure of the organization to adapt its structure to changing environment Response to Episodic change 1. Unfreeze: Understanding why change is necessary, preparing, and moving away from the comfort zone. 2. Transition: Inner movement or journey we make towards change; training, coaching and expecting mistakes are part of the process 3. Refreeze: Establish stability once change occurs; create supportive social norms. Continuous Change Organizations are emergent an
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