Changing the culture of the organization can be one of the toughest tasks for a manager. Organizational culture forms over years of interaction among the employees. However, organizational culture can change. It just requires understanding, commitment, and tools.
This week’s Discussion question has two components.
In your initial posting, please address the following:
- How does culture affect organizational change?
- In the chapter “Redesigning the Organizational “Hardware”: The Keys to Strategic Design,” Nadler identifies the elements of organizational design as structure, processes, and systems. Comment on how these components are currently being used in a change initiative you are involved in, or how they were used in a change initiative you witnessed in the past.
Textbook for Reference: Nadler, D. A. (1998). Champions of change: How CEO and their companies are mastering the skills of radical change. San Francisco, CA Jossey-Bass