martes, 17 de mayo de 2011

Managing Change and Conflict

Change is one of the most dangerous risk that an organization has, sometimes could be better and sometimes could be worst, is depending of the point of view that a leader has, if the result is bad, must of the time a good leader see this as an opportunity to keep going and improve their goals. 

There are two (2) types of change; a change planned and change unplanned.  A change planned as the name says, is a change resulting from decision already made. And the change unplanned, is that change imposed without the concerns from anyone else. But also, there are three types of change:

  • Incremental Change: Small changes.
  • Strategic Change: Big changes.
  • Transformational Change: Radical changes. 
Not all leaders think that change is a good option, several good leaders prefers continue with business as usual instead of take the risk. 

Severeal times, change creates new conflicts that the leader never had and the consequences could be positive or negative; We can lose time and money, but at the same time we can learn something new and take an advantage of this. Leaders need to transfer de message, that something bad always have a lot of things better. 

Globalization, is one of the cases about change, this phenomenon put down all the boundaries in the world, and must of the companies need to understand that a new era had arrived. 


Is it possible to change corporate culture? If so, how?
Corporate culture is one of the keys that a company need to keep as a symbol. According to that, we can say that a corporate culture can be compared with country cultures, because these are already based on some rules and is really unrespectfull if someone who belongs to it doesn't follow it.  In corporate culture, happens the same thing, we need that this culture will be strong and always show that to the employees.  


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