Week 8: “Why Change Programs Don’t Produce Change”
Just as you have learned throughout this course, change doesn’t happen in an instant. No matter which method of change you adopt, it requires various steps. Breaking change down into more manageable steps will increase the likelihood of success as well as organized, controlled change.
Initial Post Instructions
Read “Why Change Programs Don’t Produce Change” then review the summary of the three C’s of change (commitment, coordination, and competency).
How do innovation, technology, and the concept of “going green” all pertain to the concepts of strategies for organizational change? Are innovation, technology and “green” efforts important considerations in the study of change? Why or why not? Use and cite a minimum of three scholarly references beyond the texts used in the course to defend your reasoning.
Follow Up Posts
After your initial post, read over the items posted by your peers and your instructor. Select at least two different posts, and address the following items in your responses:
i. Share additional insights on the external factors driving change. What other issues relate to those introduced by your peers?
ii. Do you agree with your peer’s assessment of the urgency for change? Why or why not?