Organizational Change

Please respond to both questions

Possible research topics related to organizational change

Some of the possible research topics related to organizational change include:

  • The effect of human resource training on employee readiness for change
  • The impact of the people-centric approach to an effective organizational change process
  • Organizational threats to effective organizational change

The problems or opportunities that each of these three studies addresses

The first proposed research topic on the effect human resource training has on employee readiness for change brings forth the opportunity of examining the value continuous employee training has on the organization and the organizational change process as a whole. The study is meant to explore the importance of employee training and how training prepares employees for organizational change through minimizing resistance among other factors. It has to be noted that employee training is a form of developing employees to acquire the latest skills and utilize them for performance improvement that is in most cases brought about by the change.

The second research topic on the impact of the people-centric approach to an effective organizational change process explores the value of the people centric approach to the implementation of organizational change. The people centric approach to change is an opportunity that could be adapted by organizations during their change process as it involves engaging the employees within the organization that is the major agents of change. It is important to involve the people in the whole change process as it promotes self-awareness, and makes employees part of the changes the organization is about to undergo (Benn, Edwards & Williams, 2014). It is expected that a people centric approach speeds up the whole change process and so in such a study, the hypothesis will be ‘a people-centric approach promotes effective organizational change.

The last proposed research topic on organizational threats to effective organizational change seeks to address the problems within the organization that hinder successful change implementation. It is common knowledge that there are several factors that have to be put into consideration before the implementation of a change in the organization. Some of these factors are the organizational structure, culture, processes, and nature of the products and services being produced by the organization (Benn, Edwards & Williams, 2014). For instance, a rigid or rather bureaucratic organizational structure cannot support a participative management style unless the structure is dealt with first. The research study will basically look at the organizational factors that may get in the way of successful change implementation. The results of the study will then be used to advice management of several organizations on what to consider especially in terms of the organization to prepare it for change.

References

Benn, S., Edwards, M., & Williams, T. (2014). Organizational change for corporate sustainability. Routledge.

Mark wrote:

The last proposed research topic on organizational threats to effective organizational change seeks to address the problems within the organization that hinder successful change implementation. It is common knowledge that there are several factors that have to be put into consideration before the implementation of a change in the organization. Some of these factors are the organizational structure, culture, processes, and nature of the products and services being produced by the organization (Benn, Edwards & Williams, 2014). For instance, a rigid or rather bureaucratic organizational structure cannot support a participative management style unless the structure is dealt with first. The research study will basically look at the organizational factors that may get in the way of successful change implementation. The results of the study will then be used to advice management of several organizations on what to consider especially in terms of the organization to prepare it for change.

Mark,

Well said. However, if you had to write a survey to address the about hypothesis….can you share with us a few of the questions that you would have or present on your survey?

Please share your knowledge with the class.

Mark,

I enjoyed reading your post this week. In looking at research question 2 the people -centric approach is quite interesting as it can help assist with implementing change when employees are engaged in the process ( Benn, Edwards, Williams, 2014). Do you find this approach to be more successful to reduce employees resistance to change?

Reference

Benn, S., Edwards, M., & Williams, T. (2014). Organizational change for corporate sustainability. Routledge.


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