Describe a situation where you have encountered unplanned change. What did you do? Would you do it differently now? Thinking back, what were
the other options at the time and why did you not choose them? Respond to at least two of your classmates’ postings.
2. Organizational Communication
“People in this organization don’t talk to one another anymore. Everything is e-mail, e-mail, e-mail. If you are mad at someone, you can just say it
and then hide behind your computer.” With these words, Joe expressed his frustrations with Delta General’s operations. Charley echoed his
concerns, responding, “I agree, but surely the managing director should be able to improve organizational communication without losing the
advantages of e-mail.” As a consultant overhearing this conversation, how do you suggest the managing director respond to Charley’s challenge?
Respond to at least two of your classmates’ postings.
We have no control over unplanned change, but we do have control over how we perceive change; as a crisis or as an opportunity. In experiencing change we will go through somewhat of a transition process. “The goal is to act quickly in order to minimize negative consequences and maximize possible benefits. In many cases, unplanned changed can be turned into an advantage.” (Pg 353) The largest unplanned change I have had to adjust to is when I exited the Army after 10 years of service. I had planned on making a long career as a soldier. As fate would have it my daughter was born in February 1999. I thought that being a father and a soldier that one would make me better at the other. In December 1999 I finished my enlistment and left the service to be a father. Talk about change. My career, family status, living conditions, country of residence and numerous other unplanned changes were happening at once. Now 11 years later I can look back and be happy that I was able to take advantage of the situational changes I went through. Truly the goal to unplanned change is to minimize negative consequences and focus on the positives. By no means was it easy but I had learned excellent organizational skills in the military, that when implemented I was able to soften the blow. We are supposed to comment on the other options at the time and why we did not choose them. With unplanned change who says there are “other options”?
The oxford dictionary defines change simply as “make or become different”. In essence change if the movement from one situation to another, whether deemed positive or not. The way in which this change is managed and implemented especially in the work place has become more important in recent times where change is needed at almost a constant rate because of the pace of the world around ...