Everything You Need to Know about Organizational Change Management

HR Tech Outlook | Friday, February 18, 2022

Below mentioned are five major types of organizational change, as well as who will be affected and the timeframe involved

Fremont, CA: Unfortunately, whenever an organization changes, productivity tends to suffer. This isn't due to laziness or inefficiency, but rather to the nature of change – it's challenging to adapt to. It can be very taxing on you and your team to deal with the resistance to change, unfamiliarity with new procedures and equipment, and simply remembering to use new protocols and methods instead of the old ones. Fortunately, you can employ a few strategies to reduce the disruption that change causes in your organization.

The first step in any change management procedure is to identify the type of change you are planning to bring in, as each category has its own set of consequences and considerations. The following are the five major types of organizational change, as well as who will be affected and the timeframe involved:

Organization-Wide: Any large-scale change that affects your entire organization is considered organizational-wide change. This could include reorganizing the workforce, implementing new policies, new technology, and other initiatives. These kinds of changes will impact every employee and cannot be implemented at the drop of a hat. Implementing such a change necessitates careful planning and execution, with the possibility of changing your strategy in the middle of the process.

Transformational change: It is all about organizational strategy changes to your business's direction. This is frequently done in response to market changes, and it is essential in digital-based and online organizations, mainly e-commerce. Given the volatile nature of the internet and how its culture perceives things, staying up to date on the latest trends and cultural climate is critical.

Personnel change: It is precisely what it sounds like: a change in personnel. This type of change is more localized and will only affect employee groups that see these changes, whether due to promotions, new hires, or layoffs. This should not lead you to believe that the shift is unimportant, as it will cause disruption in teams and raise concerns about job security.

Unplanned: Another example of defining the noticeable, necessary change is changing that occurs due to unforeseen events. While it is impossible to predict, you can devise strategies to deal with it. The COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent border closures and lockdowns are the most recent and extreme examples of this; At the same time, some organizations were able to adapt to changing circumstances, many failed because they couldn't cope with the massive changes that these brought.

Remedial change: It is defined as change implemented to address poor performance or difficulties within your organization. The scope of this, like unplanned change, will be entirely dependent on the scope of the changes required, making it difficult to predict who will be affected or the timeframe without detailed information.

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