Organizational Leadership and Change Essay

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Organizational Leadership and Change Management and leadership are viewed as two different perspectives in the business environment. As described by Dr. Warren Bennis ‘Managers are people who do things right, while leaders are people who do the right thing’, this means that managers do things by the set rules and follow company policy, while leaders follow their own intuition, which may in turn be of more benefit to the company. Reviewing this chapter as whole, I noticed that there is no fixed approach mentioned towards a leadership style, rather it suggests that range of different leadership style must be adapted based on the situation. Furthermore, I found out that this chapter lacked some useful information which should have been…show more content…
Certainly, there are several reasons why people don’t like to undergo a change situation. Firstly, some people are more concerned about the implications of change to themselves rather than thinking of the benefits it could bring for the company for example, I feel more comfortable working where there is more interaction with customers rather than working inside the office. Secondly, it somewhat also depends on the individual’s level of tolerance to change; some people feel more secured and satisfied with current working environment. Furthermore, there might be inadequate information about the benefits a change can bring in to them and the organization. Therefore employees are usually hesitant of undergoing a change situation. However, chapter 6 of Organizational Change looks into how we can minimise resistance to change in an organization which is described as Kotter’s theory. Kotter suggested six strategies for overcoming resistance to change: 1: Increase urgency – motivate and inspire people to move, make objectives real and appealing for them. This is most important factor because without creating an urgency, you cannot motivate your employees and the desired goal cannot be met. 2: Build the guiding team – building a group of dedicated supporters to create necessity and desire for
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