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Understanding and LeadingChange
Table of ContentsINTRODUCTION...........................................................................................................................3TASK 1............................................................................................................................................3P1 Comparison of Lycamobile and Giffgaff firms on the basis of impact of changes on theirorganisation's strategy and operations....................................................................................3TASK 2............................................................................................................................................5P2 Evaluate how internal and external drivers of change affect leadership, team and individualbehaviours...............................................................................................................................5P3 Methods for reducing negative impact of change.............................................................7TASK 3............................................................................................................................................9P4 Different barriers of changes along with their effect on leadership decision....................9TASK 4..........................................................................................................................................10P5 Evaluate different leadership approaches for dealing with change.................................10CONCLUSION..............................................................................................................................10REFERENCES..............................................................................................................................12
INTRODUCTIONToday in fast developing world, it becomes essential for all organisations to implementchanges in their businesses. This would provide them benefits to avail higher competitiveadvantages for running business successfully. In order to create changes, it is necessary toanalyse how the same effect on its operational strategies, leadership, team and individualbehaviour. This report is made to investigate how changes impact business policies andoperational activities (Van der Voet, Kuipers and Groeneveld, 2015). For this purpose, ASDA istaken that deals in retail sector within supermarket chain of UK. It offers groceries, generalmerchandising and financial services to customers on competitive price rates. In order to analysehow this firm respond towards changes, a comparison is done with one of its major competitorsnamed by Sainsbury. Furthermore, how internal and external factors of business environmentaffect leaders, team and individual behaviour, PEST analysis is made. At last, different barriersof change with leadership approaches to respond the same also analysed in present assignment.TASK 1P1 Comparison of Lycamobile and Giffgaff firms on the basis of impact of changes on theirorganisation's strategy and operationsIn today’s globalised world, competition among organisations on both domestic andinternational level has much risen (Painter and Clark, 2015). It forced companies to createchanges in their operations, make innovation and creativity in products and operations, etc. inorder to stay at high competitive area of marketplace. In context with ASDA, it refers to one ofthe major leading company in supermarket chain of Africa that offers a wide variety of grocerieson affordable rates. But as in retail sector, various competitors are present like Sainsbury, Tesco,ALDI and more (Lloyd, Boer and Voelpel, 2017). Therefore, to gain sustainability and highadvantage to them for enhancing sales performance, it makes changes in business operations onregular manner. But this process impacts highly on both operations and strategy of this company.To analyse this kind of impact, a comparison has been done below between ASDA and one of itsmajor competitor-
ChangesASDASainsburyOrganisational StructureASDA usually followsfunctional type oforganisational structureorganizational which includesundertakings like direction,supervision, management,allocation of responsibilitiesand more (Lawrence, 2015).This structure selects how theprocesses as well aspresentations of theorganization can be carriedout. In this regard, as functionsof each member is associatedwith others, therefore, creatingany changes in workingstructure highly affectsoperational activities and arisechance of conflicts as wellStrategy:The major strategyfor implementing changes inthis kind of structure managerof this company suggested toadopt divisional structure,which is self-oriented andhelps in including those groupsof functionalities which givessupport to execute plans forproduct or servicedevelopment (Jones andSainsbury is another leadingretail company of UK thatfollows hierarchical oradministrative organisationalstructure. In this type ofstructure, authorities andpower is given to people whoare on higher position and haveresponsibilities to handle entireoperations to make easyworkflow (Komives, 2016). Inthis way, such people knowshow to influence workers toaccept changes and workaccordingly.Strategy:In order to influenceworkers, higher authorities ofSainsbury used to provideguidance and proper trainingprogrambeforeimplementation of any changesat workplace.Operation:This kind ofstrategy helps respectivecompany in reducing thechance of conflicts andresistivity of employees toaccept changes as it develops aclear pathway ofcommunication. But following
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