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York University
Administrative Studies
ADMS 1000
Eytan Lasry

ADMS 1000 Week 11 Eytan LasryNovember 24 2011The Challenges of Organizational ChangeHow do organizations cope with change Why do organizations sometimes fail to change their strategy even in the face of negative feedback What factors affect decision making in times of uncertainty Chapter 10 Forces for ChangeOrganizationsstructurestrategypeopleosocietaloeconomicocompetitiveotechnologicalopoliticaloglobalolabourChange Inevitable and DesirableOrganizations are open system in continual interaction with their external environmento there is nothing permanent except changeSuccess and survival is therefore a matter of fit with a dynamic and evolving environmento it is not the strongest of the species that survive nor the most intelligent but the ones most responsive to change Types of ChangeDevelopmental change o Improving current practicesTransitional change o Replacing current practices o Outcome is defined o Affects employee skills not cultureTransformational change o Requires adopting different mindset and routinesvery challenging
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