Browsing: organizational change

Introduction. The economic crisis revealed the importance of organizational capability to adapt to the everlasting changing environment. While change has become a regular feature of organisational life, leadership plays a crucial role in this endeavour. The change success can be assessed considering different parameters such as organizational context, factor necessitating change, strategy for change and actors involvement.

Aim of the study. The aim of this paper is to highlight the importance of the organizational communication to the most important leadership effects – the success of changes within the Romanian companies. A set of hypotheses are tested in order to identify the links between the success of change implementation and elements such as objectives and organizational communication components. A set of hypothesis was tested during our research, using specific methods of quantitative and qualitative analysis and the SPSS software. The results of our research, limited to the purpose and the sample size, shows that that organizational communication is liable to the success of changes promoted by leaders within Romanian firms.
Keywords: leaders, organizational change, organizational communication
JEL Classification: L29, C59, O52, M13

Introduction. Businesses and governments choose how they wish to deal with change. Whether this change is organizational, technological, political, financial etc or even individual pursuing actions as usual is likely to lead to a downward path.

Aim of the study. The authors of this paper are giving a set of tools for confronting and understanding the consequences of this era of permanent changes by building strengths and seeking opportunities within organizations (private or public) and within family (including friends). The work environment and the personal life of the individual have a common point which is adaptability, coping efficiently with changes, a demanded ability of the 3rd millennium human being.
Keywords: organizational change, employee, family, technological environment
JEL Classification: D23, M12, L2, D1, L86

Introduction. The never-ending changing of environment highlighted by the economic crisis revealed the importance of organizational ability to pursue change. While change has become a steady reality of organizational life, organizations have their own evaluation criteria for each transformational endeavor. Typically, the success of organizational changes is assessed considering parameters such as improvement in activities or cost reduction.

Aim of the study. This paper examines organizational change, focusing on the outputs of the implementation process. Through a questionnaire-based survey, we sought after factors that characterize the outputs of organizational changes within Romanian companies. We have shown that among various outputs, a few of them characterize the successful achievement of the change’s goals.
Keywords: organizational change, change effectiveness, output indicators, routines, skills improvement
JEL Classification: L29

Introduction. An effective leadership, an evolutionary organizational culture and permanent connection to change may ensure a company’s success within an ever more dynamic competitive environment. The scientific approach of this paper is in line with theoretical and applied research in the field by the presentation of the connections existing among leadership, organizational culture and organizational change.

Aim of the study. The paper highlights the triad “vision – motivation – momentum”, the mission and the defining coordinates of leadership, the complementarity “new – tradition” in organizational culture, the stages of the change management process and the role of managers and leaders in the preparation and implementation of change projects. Leadership is essential in building and developing an appropriate cultural model, which, in its turn, is an important vector of organizational change processes in modern companies.
Keywords: leadership, organizational culture, organizational change, managers, leaders.
JEL Classification: M10, M12, M14.

Introduction. Contemporary organizations need to understand the meaning of change and to tackle it as a source for improving processes and activities, aiming at increasing the performance and competitiveness.

Aim of the study. The paper presents approaches to organizational change and highlights the fundamental objectives which the organizations set for themselves by designing and implementing organizational change programs. The conceptual framework of the change management is defined and the stages of the change management process are presented. In the final part of the paper the problem of resistance to change is highlighted by explaining the content of the stages that employees go through in the process of adapting to change within organizations.
Keywords: organizational change, change management, resistance to change, objectives, competitiveness.
JEL Classification: M10, M12, L21.