Roles of Management and Individuals
Change is a practice that most organizations find significantly beneficial when trying to stay efficient to its consumers demand and competitive to their industries competition. Continuous change creates prospective opportunities for overall company growth at all levels. Although change can have its benefits, there are disadvantages for both higher level company executives as well for the staff at the lowest levels of an organization or company. While some will welcome the new opportunities presented, not all employees will favor the implementation of change and that is where it is necessary for the executives to lead …show more content…
The change process for each varies with different characteristics. Managing as a director embraces control and attainable results from implemented changes, (www.iod.com, 2015). This can be achieved through continual innovation for daily operations throughout the entirety of the company. Managing as a coach embraces ones abilities and proficiencies that helps grow the company in regards to the changes being made during the change process. They will operate with a focus on sustaining a competitive advantage over their industries competition, (Brownstein, 2015). Managing as a navigator also embraces control in regards to managing the change within new systems, the advancements within its employees, and organizational expansion, (Ian, 2009). Managing as a caretaker focuses on efficiency of daily operations. This form of manager ensures organizational resources necessary to operate maintain attainability, assists in forming a market position, as well as continual innovative growth and creativeness with administrative measures, (Dunford, 2009). When employees require assistance in comprehending the direction a company is working towards through change, managing may take what is called an interpreter type role. Finally, the last role in managing is a nurturer. This role prepares for any and all unforeseen …show more content…
With a diverse workforce of individuals, managers will always be challenged with a level of resistance and should be ready to combat it with preparation and sound judgment. It is the responsibility of the change agents for the company, being internal or external, to communicate reasoning behind the changes to employees if they expect a smooth transition. Regardless of which role a manager will take on, their primary concern is what is best for the business’s achievements for potential growth.
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