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Correlation between Organisation Strategy and Change Management Initiatives.

Ni Mhuimhneachain, Maire (2011) Correlation between Organisation Strategy and Change Management Initiatives. Undergraduate thesis, National College of Ireland.

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Abstract

This research document investigates the correlation that exists between change management strategies and an organisation’s strategy,while also considering the extent to which they are related and the influence they have on each other. This is set to the pretext of an organisation that is going through change in the form of a restructuring programme which has been influenced to some extent by the economic global recession.

A literary review into change management and managing an organisation through a recession has been conducted to gain a better theoretical foundation on the topic in question. This review has shown that organisations need to concentrate on growing and developing its enablers of change, such as flexibility, focus and collaboration, before it considers implementing change initiatives.

Research has been conducted on an organisation that has implemented change initiatives, and which has revised its organisational strategy during the period January 2007 to December 2009. This time period was chosen because it means the organisation is looked at from the pre-recession perspective (2007), and then considered from the viewpoint of an organisation that is making changes which have been influenced by external environmental pressures of change imposed by the global downturn.

The research document finds that the correlation between an organisation’s strategy and its change management strategies is a strong interdependent one,and recommends that organisations should not forget that the ultimate success of the organisation depends on how integrated its organisational strategy, its enablers of change and change initiatives are.

The research document also recommends that further in-depth academic research needs to be conducted into the area of organisational change during a recession. More assistance should also be made available to organisations who are facing difficulties, such as the giving of advice and guidance on what strategies could be implemented that would help them navigate their way through tough times.

Item Type: Thesis (Undergraduate)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management > Management of Change
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > Organisational Change
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management > Strategic Management
Divisions: School of Business > BA (Honours) in Human Resource Management
Depositing User: Clair McAuley
Date Deposited: 18 Aug 2012 13:50
Last Modified: 18 Aug 2012 13:50
URI: http://trap.ncirl.ie/id/eprint/670

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