Changes are the integral parts of any types of organizations. Organizations formulate new strategies to deal with all these changes. Change management is a structured process by which any individuals, organizations and teams from a present state to a more developed position (Cummings & Worley, 2014). The companies always have a vision of creating some positive changes so that they can develop their brand name as well as competitive position in the market. The most significant part of helping the employees to adapt to the organizational changes is boosting their confidence by the senior management (Hill, Jones & Schilling, 2014). Any form of changes is bound to bring panic among the employees that can be mitigated by the process of discussion and building their confidence.
The transformational leaders help the employees to have a strong vision so that they can understand the opportunities that are present for growing within the team. It also encourages them to think critically about the positive changes that can be bought within the team. The influence of the leaders helps the employees to react to the changes both in attitudinal and behavioral manner. The managers help in the organizational changes by pushing the employees to accept the changes that will have a positive impact on the team and the production level of the organization will increase. If by any chance the employees force the managers for bringing changes in the workplace, then they may experience changes in their behavior, which may not help them in achieving the objectives.
The contextual factors help in determining the magnitude, which influences the behaviors of the leader so that the employees can have a positive outcome in the workplace. The changes in the organization help in influencing the behaviors of the employees.
Proper trainings play an important role in helping the employees to adapt to the changes. Monetary rewards are the options by which the companies can motivate the employees so that performance and productivity can be maintained and enhanced (Gerhart & Fang, 2014). Changes can be implemented suddenly or with a prior notice. Strategies are undertaken by the organizations according to the time taken for the implementation of the changes. Teams in most of the organizations put emphasis on the development of leadership skills and share the responsibilities so that any form of changes in the organization can be effectively managed (Bolman & Deal, 2017). This helps the employees to address the changes proactively. Successful leaders are able to motivate the employees through ongoing training and development on various subjects such as conflict resolution, leadership, team building, critical thinking, problem solving, budget process, and technical knowledge and computer skills (Roper & Payant, 2014). The leaders must take regular feedbacks from the employees about the current performance so that strategies can be adopted to make them better (Al Ariss, Cascio & Paauwe, 2014).
The purpose of the research paper is to make a proper investigation about how the companies take necessary actions and how the employees are trained to adapt themselves with the changes in the organization. It also assists in exploring the ways organizations react to the changes and keep up their performance. The data and information included in the research report may help the organizations to react to the changes and adapt themselves so that the performance as well as productivity remains the same.
Aim of the research
The aim of the research is to find out the ways and strategies that the companies may undertake in order to maintain their performances during the time of various changes within the organization. The researcher has to focus on the problems that the companies are facing during different changes and the various options that are available to face those challenges and maintain their performances.
Objectives of the research
The main objectives of the research are as follows:
- To find out the impacts that the various changes have on the organizational performances
- To find out the ways by which the organizations will be able to adapt to the changes and make strategies accordingly
In addressing the aims and objectives of the project, the following approaches can be proposed for conducting the research. A mixed method of research methodology has been taken into consideration in the report.
Comprehensive Literature Review
The first step of developing a proper understanding of the research topic is to carry out a comprehensive literature review on the main aspects of the research that include the effects of the changes on the organization and the strategies of the companies to adapt to the changes. The research will be done taking into different themes like change management, behavioral changes in the employees, leadership skills and analysis of the feedback taken from the employees. The research will be done taking data from secondary sources to gain an insight into how companies in the past have successfully and effectively reacted to change management and the strategies that they have taken so that the employees get motivated and adapt themselves to the changes. The companies have been taking different strategies about the implementation of changes that will meet the needs of the organization (Stark, 2015). The secondary sources that can be taken into consideration for this research for the collection of data are journals, newspapers, interviews with the managers or leaders of different companies, Google Scholar, various online sources, articles and different books.
Qualitative approach of research will involve the designing of forms and questionnaire that will be distributed to the employees of different companies though online. Online surveys will be conducted by sending the questionnaire in the various online sources. It is a form of exploratory research and helps to get an insight into the problem.
Quantitative approach will be taken by converting the collected data into the graphs and charts from where analysis can be made effectively and results can be drawn about how the companies adopt different strategies or take necessary actions so that performance can be improved at the time of changes in the organization.
Surveys and data series
A series of data needs to be collected and proper analysis needs to be done. Surveys have been conducted through online as well as offline for the collection of proper data. There is a significant part of market research, which helps in comparing the collected data with the secondary sources (Srivastava, 2015).
The researcher must prepare the questionnaire and the questions should be open ended so that the respondents feel free to state the reasons as to how they manage themselves in adapting to the different changes that are prevalent in the organization. The format of the questions should be such that they do not feel uncomfortable with any types of questions (Spradley, 2016). Flexibility should be given to the respondents so that proper data can be collected from them (Glaser, 2017). Sample size and the target respondents should be carefully selected to get the proper data.
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