Are you ready for change?

Are you ready for change? from Goldfish Consulting

By: Goldfish Consulting  10-21-2015
Keywords: Flexibility, change management, organisational behavior

Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we’ve been waiting for. We are the change that we seek – Barack Obama When one thinks of change, the following words come to mind: modification, transformation, adjustment, amendment, alteration... For many people and organisations, the very thought of being flexible in an uncertain time and environment, conjures up negative images. However, the ability to change is a normal part of life, and so too of organisational life. Research shows that companies which have survived for a long time have consistently picked up on the signals of major change and acted on them before crises developed. In dealing with change, and ensuring business survival, the mindsets of the organisation’s managers are crucial. Competent leadership is the most important factor that distinguishes those that succeed from those that fail. The seven most expensive words in business are: “We have always done it that way.” Organisations need to change continuously. The ongoing process of securing better resources, a more appropriate structure, bringing on board suitable people and efficient processes, remains the objective in order to achieve better strategic alignment. When trying to imagine great change in an organisation, one needs to keep in mind the complex dynamics and behaviours of that organisation. In order for great positive change to happen, there should be: • A clear understanding of the various organisational sub-systems and how they function; • A clear understanding of the behaviour of the organisation when coping with change; • A strong foundation which helps with the performance levels of the organisational system and examines how it adapts to change. Within the structure of an organisation there are dynamic and complex systems and sub-systems that interact both internally and externally. The same applies to the typical structure of a project team, and the various stakeholders and members of that team. What therefore applies for the organisation, also applies for the team in terms of great positive change. To read more, go to: http://www.goldfish-consulting.co.za/blog/are-you-ready-change

Keywords: Flexibility, change management, organisational behavior

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