Understanding and Leading Change Assignment : Unilever and P&G

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Understanding and leadingchange
TABLE OF CONTENTSINTRODUCTION...........................................................................................................................1LO 1.................................................................................................................................................1P1. Impact of change on an organization's strategy and operations............................................1LO2..................................................................................................................................................3P2. Internal and external drivers of change affecting the leadership, team and individualbehaviour within an organisation.................................................................................................3P3 Measures to minimize negative impact of change on organisational behaviour....................4LO 3.................................................................................................................................................6P4 Barriers for change and there effect on leadership decision making in organisation.............6LO 4.................................................................................................................................................7P5 Leadership approaches to deal with change in an organisation..............................................7CONCLUSION................................................................................................................................9REFERENCES..............................................................................................................................10
INTRODUCTIONUnderstanding and leading change help the organisation to deal with different problemscoming towards the firm so that they can implement various changes accordingly. During thesechanges different challenges are coming towards the leaders as well as the employees. Theymake various strategies to identify the problem and implement possible solution to deal withthese changes. Present study is based on a manufacturing company of UK that is Unilever whichwas founded in the year 1871 by Lever brothers in London. In 2018 revenue of company was5,098.2 crores EUR. Study includes impact of change on strategy and operation of Unilever andP&G. Further different internal and external drivers of change have been studied in the reportand affect of these changes on leadership, team and individual behaviour is briefly explained.Report also include measures that can be used to minimize negative impact of change onorganisational behaviour. Different barriers for change influence leadership decision making inorganisation is further studied in the report. At last different approaches of leadership to dealwith changes in an organisation is explained in detail(Dudar, Scott and Scott, 2017).LO 1P1. Impact of change on an organization's strategy and operationsIn order to grow an organisation, changes plays a major role because of regular changingconsumer preferences. Organisational growth is being depended on the changes made by it,success and failures are depended on changes of the organisation. A company must weighbenefits what the change might do for the overall company against what change might do tothose who are affected by the change(Glass and Cook, 2016).Unilever and P&G (Procter & Gamble) are both fast growing organisations. Changes aremade on a frequent basis by which the organisations are able to grow. A change is so significantthat a company should take into consideration like those changes that an addition to newproducts and services.Consumer preferences are being changed with the technology and environmental factors.Unilever has under took a change in its products by looking towards the environmental factor. Ithas introduced environment friendly products which attracts the customers as the products arerecyclable and environmental friendly. By this change marketing strategy can be changed by the1
organisation, as drivers can highlight this factor while marketing the products. Whereas P&G isbeing committed in doing their part to reduce greenhouse gas emissions which impacts climatechange. They look for ways to improve the environmental quality of packaging and globaloperations. This change will impact in cost saving by P&G as they are using environmentfriendly material in packaging which is cheaper than other materials(Lopez and Wise, 2015).Technological changes plays a major role in organisation's strategy and operations.Unilever has introduced environment friendly technology which helps in production of productswith environmental factors. With this change productivity increases because of less involvementof human resource which results in reducing the workforce by which expenses are reduced.There is a negative effect of this too, as with the new technology introduction, unskilled workersare to be removed which will affect employees working with Unilever. They will feel unsecurefor there job which will result in less effective workings. Leaders of Unilever have to motivatethe employees so that they feel secure with there present job. P&G brings in data modeling,simulation and other digital tools for bringing the innovation in there products. They spends a lotfor the researches on innovation of the product which make P&G unique. These innovatedproducts attracts the consumers in the market. It has a digital workforce who is always beingengaged in finding the best digital innovations to its products. This factor impacts the P&G'sstrategy as marketing of the products will be done in such a manner that it focuses on innovationbrought in by the organisation(Nelson-Brantley and et.al., 2018).Environmental and technological changes are being implemented because of goodleadership. Unilever changes its leaderships and organisation as it continues its transformationinto a faster, leaner and more agile company. Unilever made changes on its three divisions whichwere Beauty and personal care, foods and refreshments, and home care. These changes wereimplemented by the organisation for the further strengthening the execution of strategies in themarkets. The new leaders being appointed will be responsible for the organisation's strategy andoperations. Their leadership will take the organisation towards success or failure so the decisionmaking of new leaders will affect the organisation's strategy and operations(NHS England, 2016)2
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