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MS-25 Solved Assignment Managing Change in Organizations

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  • Version: 2015 July - Dec

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University: IGNOU
Course: Master of Business Administration

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Q. Discuss the important factors responsible for change. Explain with the help of examples what makes excellent companies tick?
Answer. Planned and unplanned are the 2 kinds of changes which can occur with an organization. The companies which continue to survive and even flourish are usually the ones which most readily adjust to change.....

Q. Discuss the concept of 'turnaround management'. Cite organizational examples where turnaround management has taken place successfully.
Answer. Turnaround management is an approach focused on corporate revival. It uses analysis and planning to save stressed businesses and returns them to solvency, and to find out the causes of declining performance in the market, and fix them......

Q. Explain the concept of 'intervention' and types of interventions with the help of examples.
Answer. Interventions are primary learning processes in the action stage of organization development. Interventions are organized actions applied individually or in combination by the members of a client system to enhance their social or task performance.......

Q. Enlist the key roles in managing change citing suitable organisational examples.
Answer. The supreme goal of change management is to indulge workers and motivate their adoption of a new way of doing their jobs. Be it a process, system, job role or organizational structure change......

Product Details: MS-25 Solved Assignment 2015

Course: Ignou MBA (Master of Business Administration)
Session: July - Dec 2015
Subject: Managing Change in Organizations

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Q. What is Transformational leadership?
Answer. Transformational leadership is a certain type of leadership which generally is identified with efforts to change individuals and social systems. Many times, it is contrasted with other styles, like charismatic, transactional, and servant leadership................ Businesses led by transformational leaders often outperform others because of the tendency of lower-level employees to imitate the characteristics of the leader above them. Psychologically, we are all prone to playing follow-the-leader. That is why Bass invoked Napoleon's observation that an army of rabbits led by a lion would defeat an army of lions led by a rabbit..... Transformational leaders take a look at each member of their staff and help them grow and develop into leaders in their own right. Transformational leaders respond to individual followers' differences and needs, and then empower each individual to align his or her objectives and goals to the larger organization......... Transformational leaders adopt a long-term perspective. Rather than focusing solely on current needs of their followers or themselves, they also focus on future needs; rather than being concerned only with short-term problems and opportunities facing the organization, they also concern themselves with long-term issues....... The transformational leader, unlike the transactional leader, does not use people as a means to get his organizational objectives fulfilled. In fact, he is intent on the development of the people, who in turn get inspired by him and try to emulate him. The transformational leader is able to guide the destinies of many, because he changes the very visions and perspectives of the people around him. People get so influenced by him that they are naturally transformed...........

Q. Write an essay on 'managing transitions'
Answer. Transitions have an impact on us all, up to 10-20 times in our lifetime after major life-events. Coping with change has become a fundamental survival issue for millennia. So human beings have evolved a remarkable mechanism for adapting to trauma and changes. Small changes can be overcome by learning...... Transition is all about letting go of somebody or something and entering a period where we allow confusion and potential chaos to be, before preparing to let something new or different come in the future...... The three stages of transition illustrate the journey individuals and the organization in general undertake throughout a change initiative. In Phase 1 - Ending, Losing, Letting Go, workers recognize the coming change and let go of the pre-change reality. In Phase 2 - The Neutral Zone, workers find themselves in a state of anxiety and stress where the old rules donít apply yet the new rules promised by the change haven't yet come into effect. Lastly, in Phase 3 - The New Beginning, staff members commit to the change and start to function in the post-change environment.....

Q. Explain the concept of organizational diagnosis.
Answer. An organizational diagnosis is a step-by-step process of collecting data about a business organization - its problems, difficulties, strengths and limitations - and examining how these kinds of factors influence its ability to interact effectively and profitably with its business environment...... During the diagnosis phase, you will need to examine whether the organization really requires the proposed change and to assess organizational readiness for change. Many organizations introduce changes they just don't really need, while other organizations that would really benefit...... Email or call us to get Mba Ignou MS-25 Solved Assignment 2015 Managing Change in Organizations ....

Q. What is Turnaround Management?
Answer.Turnaround Management and Corporate Renewal deals primarily with the turnaround of an organizations. Turnaround Management includes the formulation and execution of a strategic plan and a set of actions for corporate renewal and restructuring, generally during periods of extreme corporate financial distress. Typically with the assistance of outside turnaround experts or strategy consultants, a Root Cause Analysis is done and a turnaround plan is created and carried out, assuming that the firm still offers the possibility to go back to financial solvency, profitability and strategic viability.......
Once a company has been restructured and is stable in financial terms can new business ventures be looked at. This phase of turnaround management is usually known as corporate revitalization. Many of the growth strategies created in the course of SWOT analysis will be performed during this stage. In theory, the organization should now be fiscally healthy and in a position to take on carefully analyzed risks....
Even though the supreme goal of typical turnaround management is financial stability and profit, some companies may be too far gone to save. In such cases, exit strategies could possibly be made to limit the economic impact of the companyís failure. Commonly, the sale of the organization may be the most effective financial outcome. In more dire situations, exit strategies involve the liquidation of company assets and bankruptcy filing.....

Q. Why do individuals resist change?
Answer. Resistance to change is the action taken by people and groups when they believe that a change that is taking place as a threat to them. In its usual description it refers to change within organizations, even though it also is found elsewhere in other forms. Resistance is the same as objections in sales and disagreement in general discussions. Resistance usually takes various forms, including active or passive, overt or covert, individual or organized, aggressive or timid......
Perceptions: The notion of perceptual defense - a perceptual error whereby individuals tend to believe selectively those things that fit most comfortably into their current view of the world.....


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