Organizational Change Within The London Borough Of Camden

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Introduction In today’s rapidly-moving and dynamic business environment, change has played an integral part within an organisation with the crucial importance of embracing it for competitiveness. The theme of the essay revolves around the organisational change incorporated within a specific organisation. The London Borough of Camden (LBC) case will be focused on an intensive discussion on the aspects of planned and strategic approaches associated with the incremental organisational change. The first part will critically review significant internal factors of change from the perspective of people issues in association with Lewin’s (1947) and Kotter’s (1995) approaches. Also, there will be various elements from other additional theories…show more content…
The element of ‘Unfreeze’ showcased how Freshwater considered the importance of change through scoping potential benefits and analysing their current situation. In further detail, operational and financial reports enabled her to have a clear identification of potential major opportunities of implementing wasteful practices across the organisation. Thus, it encouraged the idea of urgency and helped recognise the different forces that influenced the preparation to shift away from their current comfort zone (Kotter, 1995). Lewin’s (1947) Force field analysis played a huge factor in the process of minimising resistance of change. In the case of LBC, it resulted in breaking down the existing status quo as the driving forces were stronger than restraining forces which impacted the overall decision in the change. This may have been influenced by the driving forces of guaranteed success and positive desired change Vanguard method potentially would bring to the organisation. However, it displays great requirements of understanding the values and experiences of the internal stakeholders of the organisation (Lewin, 1947). Thus, development of self-awareness and emotional intelligence would assist in the interpretation of the relevant dynamic driving and restraining forces associated. Burnes (2004) supports the idea presented by Lewin (1947) on how the elements of dynamic forces serve relevance in the contemporary context to

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