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Change Management

By | November 2012
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CONTEMPORARY ISSUES IN MANAGEMENT ASSIGNMENT
B.A YEAR 3
DATE OF SUBMISSION: FEBRUARY 24th 2012
STUDENT ID : 11221
CONTEMPORARY ISSUES IN MANAGEMENT ASSIGNMENT
B.A YEAR 3
DATE OF SUBMISSION: FEBRUARY 24th 2012
STUDENT ID : 11221

Table of Contents

Introduction3
General Motors (GM)3
1.Brief overview of GM’s history3
2.Forces for change of GM in 2000-20104
External forces4
Internal forces5
3.Change management process5
Cultural change5
Cost cutting6
4.Problems with the change management7
Cultural change plan7
Cost cutting7
5.Successes of the change management7
Nissan8
1.Overview of Nissan8
2.Forces for change in 1990 – 20028
External forces8
Internal forces8
3.Change management process9
Cultural change10
Reducing costs10
4.Problems with the change management11
Problems with cultural change plan11
Problems with cost reduction11
5.Successes of the change management12
Conclusion12
References13
1.Part 1: GM13
2.Part 2: Nissan14

Introduction

There are many definitions of change that can be managed by different ways. All large or small organisations have managed change by dealing with internal and external forces for change. More details, external forces for change can be marketplace, technology, governmental laws and regulations, labour markets or economic factors; internal forces for change can be falling sales, damage to reputation, company sources, attitudes of employees, etc. In additional, Harvard Business School has listed for main types of change, they are structural change, cost cutting, process change and cultural change. (Managing Change and Transition 2003) This assignment will utilise two carmakers Genera Motors and Nissan as examples in change management. It can be analysed each company individually as the following issues: 1. Forces for change

2. Change management process
3. Problem...

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