Organizational Change

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Change Management
Introduction
A need for growth in any organization to stay a viable entity must occur. Organizational change is inevitable. Just like anything in life, markets and cultures change which require constant attention and preparation. In order to be successful in any market, an organization has to be able transform itself to the needs for the market. CrysTel is no stranger to change. CrysTel is a telecommunication company with over 2500 employees and a gross income of approximately $200 million a year. Products included in there list of services include data cables, wireless solutions, and network development. The product profile is data cables, wireless solutions and network development. Because of the nature of business, CrysTel is likely to make technology and administrative changes on a regular basis. In a very competitive market like communications, there is always a necessity for change. Challenges in reorganization deal mainly with the Sales/Delivery and Marketing sections. Change is never an easy task, especially within organizations because so many people are affected. Resistance to change and lack of flexibility endanger the progress of an organization, limiting its powers. This may lead to stagnation and even decline. An organization forced to change due to internal or external circumstances, and the inherent flexibility of the organization could determine its future.

Implications of Change
Several areas of change are needed within the CrysTel communications organization. When presented with the need to develop an organization should first analyze itself to determine the area that is in most need of the change. The type of survey that should be conducted should analyze not only the job satisfaction of its employees but also how they view the company and its vision for the future. In doing this type for analysis for CrysTel, it is very apparent that there are two sections for the company that is in need for change. The Sales/Delivery and Marketing departments have shown the most need for improvement, developing a learning culture and promoting innovation can help an organization sustain change. Maintaining a learning culture by identifying possible resistance, implementing behavioral action plans, and evaluating implemented behavior is essential for smooth transitions. CrysTel has come to a point where change is needed in order to continue and maintain success. After assessing the strengths and weaknesses of the organization based on behavioral parameters, Change is constant.

Change Model
In developing an organization and preparing for the changes necessary a reliable change management plan is often required to overcome workplace resistance when employees are presented with a new way of doing things. Change management is a strategy designed to transition from the status quo to some new ideal way of doing business. CrysTel, a growing telecommunications company, finds itself in a very dynamic industry that along with frequent advances in technology will dictate that it adapt to rapid and persistent changes. Developing a successful change management plan for CrysTel will have distinct goals: optimize flexibility, promote innovation, and sustain change. Change management at CrysTel will involve identifying the strengths and weaknesses of departments within the company and applying behavioral techniques that will aid in supporting the change. After the analysis is complete it is clear that the Sales/Delivery and Market sections of the company are in most need of change. Dealing directly with these departments there are two types of change models that would work best to aid in the reorganization. The systems management change model would help the company focus on the further development of future products and the direction that the company is headed. Dealing more specifically with individuals a style of management by object may help to increase the actual performance of these sections....
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