Impact of Change on their Strategies and Operations : Report

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Understanding andLeading Change
TABLE OF CONTENTSINTRODUCTION...........................................................................................................................1P1. The impact of change in organisational strategies and operations...................................1P2. The way internal and external drivers affect leadership, team and individual behaviour2P3. Measures taken to minimise the impact of change in organisation..................................4P4. Different barriers of change and their influence on HRM decision making....................5P5. Different leadership approaches to deal with change.......................................................7CONCLUSION................................................................................................................................8REFERENCES................................................................................................................................9
INTRODUCTIONBusiness can only be successful when strategies and plans are implemented in aneffective way. Strategies have to be developed according to change so that business can growand develop in the industry (Aguirre and Alpern, 2014). Also, managers and leaders areresponsible for implementing the change. It helps business in providing new procedures andmethods that increased its efficiency. Moreover, business gets competitive advantage over itscompetitors. Besides this, it helps in dealing with the future changes in long run. This report willshow how organisation operations are impacted with the change in strategies. Also, the wayinternal and external drivers affect change is discussed. Besides this, the barriers and leadershipapproach followed by implementing change is described here. For undertaking the present report,organisations selected are Apple and Samsung. These firms belong to electronic sector and areoperating their business all over the world (Popovic and Plank, 2016). The existence ofcompanies at global level requires frequent changes in their products to identify and fulfilcustomer’s demand. Thus, this report will show impact of change on their strategies andoperations.P1. The impact of change in organisational strategies and operationsChange is an integral part of business. Without change, business cannot grow anddevelop. Change helps business to develop strategies and methods to enhance its efficiency.Implementation of change in business is known as the change management. In this, goals andobjectives are modified to bring new products or services together. The implementation ofchange can affect in a negative or positive way (Ferkins, Erakovic and McMorland, 2015). Itentirely depends upon how business deals with it. Manager and leader plays a vital role inimplementing the change. They develop plans and strategies and executes it. On the other handemployee are assigned new roles to perform. They are assigned short term goals to achieve. Thisenhances their efficiency and allows them to work in creative way.Apple made change in technology and products so that they can gain more market shareand earn profits. This allowed them to develop strategies and plans on how products will bedeveloped. For this, roles and responsibilities were assigned to the employees. Techniques andtools were implemented in the organisation for employees to work with (Heifetz and Linsky,2017).Manager created plans and structure on how goals will be achieved. Different teams were1
created and allotted with specific goals. Leader enables change to be implemented in Apple. Thisenabled them to develop the products. Training was provided to the workers.Samsung needed to improve its product quality in order to compete with Apple. Theyfocused on this by making change in organisational methods and processes through whichproduct was produced. First of all, training was provided to employees on how to improve theirefficiency. This will lead to enhance the product’s quality (Dudar, Scott and Scott 2017). Alongwith this, leaders encourage employees to work hard. They started rewarding them so that otherswill get motivated from this. Leader changed their leadership style. New machinery was installedin Samsung. Short term goals were created along with some quality measure standards. By this,quality was evaluated and improvements were done in weak areas. In this way, Samsungimproved their product’s quality.Types of organisation changeStructural-This change is related to change in roles of employee, manager, leader, etc. itoccurs at all levels within an organisation. This brings flexibility is communication andbusiness operations (Goldstein, Sauer and O'Donnell, 2014). Also, it maintains smoothflow of business functions.Strategic- In this, changes are done in goals and objectives of organisation. The externalfactors have a great impact while making these changes. It involves changing theproducts, services, etc.Process-In this, the process or methods are modified either to improve product quality ordeveloping products. It is done to get better results and bringing creativity in businessoperations. This affects the employee’s productivity and improves overall businessperformance (Chow, 2014).People-It refers to bring new talent in organisation to provide ease to businessoperations. The new ones hired bring new ideas and innovation at workplace. It motivatesothers to work harder.P2. The way internal and external drivers affect leadership, team and individual behaviourThere are certain drivers that can affect the implementation of change in business. Thesedrivers can be internally or externally related to business. Managers and leaders should controlthese drivers so that it will be easy to implement the change. Otherwise, it can affectorganisational culture and efficiency. The drivers are as follows:-2
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