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Integrative Paper: Discussing Leading Change

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Integrative Paper: Discussing Leading Change

The text for this course, Organizational Behavior and Management by John M. Ivanevich, Robert Konopaske and Michael T. Matteson, attempts to use the latest theories, research, and organizational applications while retaining the classic and long-standing work in organizational behavior as the basis for its discussion. It places a great deal of importance on management's understanding of organizational situations and its ability to react by properly interpreting and predicting behavior. Managing organizational change is done by focusing on behavior (individual and group), organizational
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Managers understanding perceptions, attributions and emotions can offer rewards tailored for each individual. A distinct difference exists between Kotter's viewpoint and that of Ivanevich. Kotter advocates that leadership must instill a feeling in the employee that the status quo is not acceptable and that for the organization to remain viable a major transformation is necessary. Ivanevich links the perception and resulting behavior of individuals with the success of the organization. Understand the employee's perceptions and needs in order to effectively motivate him to perform as desired by the organization.

Creating the Guiding Coalition Major organizational transformations involve developing the right vision, communicating it to large numbers of people, eliminating all the key obstacles, generating short-term wins, leading and managing dozens of change projects, and anchoring new approaches in the organization's culture. This cannot be

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done by one individual. A strong guiding coalition is always needed -one with the right composition, level of trust, and shared objective (Kotter 52). A decision making model that involves a committee making recommendations followed by managers rebutting then the group making more suggestions is no longer effective

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