Understanding and Leading Change : Report Sample

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Understanding andLeading Change
ContentsINTRODUCTION...........................................................................................................................1TASK 1............................................................................................................................................1P1 Impact of change on strategy and operation of organization................................................1P2 Ways in which drivers of change affect leadership, team and individual behaviour.............2P3 Measures to minimize negative impact of changes................................................................4TASK 2............................................................................................................................................5P4 Different barriers for change..................................................................................................5TASK 3............................................................................................................................................7P5 Different leadership approaches to deal with changes...........................................................7CONCLUSION................................................................................................................................8
INTRODUCTIONChange management is considered as systematic approach through which entity canimprove its efficiency level and can sustain in the market for longer duration. Thesemodifications not only impact on employees but also affect team performance to great extent(Broadbent and Brady, 2013). Current study is based on Volkswagen and Toyota. Both are bigorganization operating in the field of auto mobile. Companies make changes in their operationalprocess so that they can meet with the changing needs of consumers. Current study will discussimpact of changes on strategy and operations of the company. It will define ways in whichinternal and external drivers of change affect leadership, team performance and behaviour.Furthermore, study will explain barriers for changes and its impact on decision making process.In addition, different leadership theories will be applied in the organizational context.TASK 1P1 Impact of change on strategy and operation of organizationChange management is the process that are applied by firms to improve its efficiencylevel. It is the process in which companies try to minimize resistance by involving employeesinto the change management process (Broto and Bulkeley, 2013). By brining modifications inthe operational process company can improve its performance level and can gain competitiveadvantage. Firms are required to make changes in its entire strategies so that alteration made byhigher authorities can give positive results. These modifications can impact on company in bothpositive and negative manner. If employees do not accept changes or resist it then it may givenegative results to entity. Volkswagen is the leading auto mobile firm which offers quality carsto consumers. Company makes changes in its strategies and operational process so that it canimprove and develop its products. The main reason of making modification is to meet withchanging needs of consumers. Employees have coordinated well so that changes can beimplemented in the workplace effectively. Volkswagen has made changes in its strategicplanning and has identified needs of target consumers. This has helped in analysing their test andpreferences (Bulkeley and Tuts, 2013). After that company has changed its technological processand has implemented new technologies in the workplace. This has impact positive on the citedfirm because by this way entity has become able to develop its product quality. NowVolkswagen has become able to provide its customers high quality cars at affordable ate. Afterthat company has allotted resources as per the new strategy to each department and has changed1
entire process (Hrebiniak, 2013). If people do not accept this change then it may impact negativeon strategy and operations of the company. In such condition cited firm would have to hire newcandidates hose who can work better in new environment.Toyota is another firm which is operating in the field of auto mobile. It is facing hugecompetition, that impact on the profitability of the organization (Keppel, Van Niel, Wardell‐Johnson, 2012). The main reason of success of the entity is that it has made changes in itsstrategies and operational planning time to time. In the year 2009 company has faced huge issuesin which its 3.8 million cars were recalled due to quality issues. At that time cited firm had toface huge financial loss. This was the complicated situation, after that Toyota has adoptedchange management strategy for improving quality of the products and operations. Toyota hasadopted Sig sigma and TQM approach for improving its quality. This has positive impact on thebusiness unit (van der Voet, Kuipers and Groeneveld, 2015). This strategy has supported thecited firm in making its manufacturing process good. Employees were given responsibilities asper their capabilities. This was the good strategy and change that has reduced operational cost ofthe cited firm. It was the positive impact and helped the Toyota in coming back to market andgaining competitive advantage. Implementation of changes supported the firm in improving theirbrand image and sustaining in the market for longer duration (Wellman, Jeffries and Hagan,2016).There are various kinds of changes that can be implemented in the workplace. These aresuch as structural, strategic, process, people changes. In the structural changes' entity makemodification in its structural process and try to build communication and relationship betweenemployees and employers (Espedal, 2017). By this way confusion and errors can be minimizedto great extent. On other hand strategic changes are the tool in which entity make alteration intheir goal, strategic planning process so that it can sustain in the market for longer duration.Changes in people can be defined hiring new talent that can bring innovation and can performwell in the workplace.P2 Ways in which drivers of change affect leadership, team and individual behaviourThere are many internal and external drivers that bring modification in the business andimpact on the leadership, team and individual behaviour to great extent. Internal drivers ofchange in Volkswagen and Toyota and there impact are as following:2
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