Kotter Theme Essay

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Introduction The concepts outlined in the organizational behavior and management resonates with the eight principles of change management addressed by Kotter. Much of what is inherent in Kotter’s stage process of change management is in equal measure reiterated by Ivancevich and his coauthors in their book Organizational Behavior and Management. Kotter postulates a model for leading and implementing change with each stage reflecting a key principle that relates to the responses of people as well as the approach of change in which people visualize change, own change and then effect change. Similarly, the organizational behavior reflects the interplay with Kotter’s eight principles to accomplish the achievement of goals that are…show more content…
Ivancevich, Konopaske and Matteson (2008) mirror these views by holding on to the concept that the use of team work in the organization forcefully follows the structured schema of identifying true leaders within the organizational structure, facilitating the emotional commitment of such leaders and evaluating the progress of the teams by using a mix of people from different levels and departments in the organization. The efficiency of the coalition leads to improved performance for both short term and long-term goals. The Power of Vision should be Created Kotter and Ivancevich, Konopaske and Matteson advocate for the importance of developing a vision for change. On this note, it becomes futile if the organization has charismatic leaders and still do not have a vision. Ivancevich, Konopaske and Matteson (2008) postulate that vision is enshrined in the focused leaders and therefore plays an important role in effecting change because it helps in the alignment, direction as well as inspiring every useful action in the course of change. Similarly, Kotter notes that a clear achievable and specific vision offers the organization a focus in overcoming challenges during the whole process of change (Kotter, 1996). In light of this, a change process without vision is analogous to a vehicle without headlight. According to Ivancevich, Konopaske and
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