Discussion Topics : Promoting Change and Encouraging Adaptability
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Promoting Change and Encouraging Adaptability
In any organizational structure, mastery management is coupled with promotion of change in the enterprise and encouraging flexibility on the structure within the enterprise. Provide a better technique on how to promote change and improve adaptability in the organization chart for mastery in management. These readings provide us with the open systems model that help manager create a good relationship with workers in the endeavors to achieve complete change and making the organization adapt to these new changes
Open systems design is the key to promoting change and adaptability. First, the master manager needs to know the assumptions and goals he/ she tackles. There are various aims and assumptions involved in this kind of system. First, a manager has to focus on the following assumptions; the criteria of effectiveness, the culture, focus on emphasis and considering culture. An important goal that the open systems provides is initiating adaptability in areas such as changes in the organization, innovation, political adaptation and change management. Also, managers have to focus on creating a culture that can be adaptable within the organization. However, there are paradoxes of creating change in the open systems model. For example, most innovations depend on old habits, people distrust and yearn for power gain, and lastly, however much we try to create changes, the more we encounter resistance as manager from workers (Quinn et al., 2014).
In creating key competencies, managers take into consideration the use of power efficiently and ethically, nurturing innovation, selling and supporting new ideas, executing change and sustaining the corresponding change. (Quinn et al., 2014). Quinn also outlines that managers who use this model builds robust networks and utilize the influences in an ethical way, accept failure as a path for new ideas, always seek to find winnable outcomes and consider the concerns of individual in the premises when executing change. According to Albrecht, 2006, power is a critical competence in achieving adaptability and encouraging change. He, later on, put an acronym POWER(Position, Opportunity, Wealth, Expertise, and Relationships). To fuel and foster innovations, there are many influences on the strategy and the tactics that they employ in achieving the stated goals. For effective championing of ideas, the managers have to incorporate to the matrices of relational messages that build trust among the manager and the worker, transformational messages that stimulate change, informational messages that provide facts and lastly, promotional messages that that direct on the action to achieve adaptability. These readings also provide us with a perfect managerial sequence that displays the managerial styles and the research and development style of management.
Through fueling and fostering change in the organization, innovation should be habitual (Tharp, 2003). Managers must fight the barriers to creative thinking so as to achieve adaptability and execute ultimate change in the organization. These barriers include fear of failure, stereotypes, and prejudices, fear of foolishness, excessive criticism and so on. Another critical step that managers have to consider are how to negotiate and commit themselves to the new changes in the organization through mutual understanding. Provision of a win-win outcome is also a key factor in negotiations. Lewis’ analysis of how to balance forces for change and forces that resisting change can be achieved specifically by designing a transformational change. Through creating a vision, later on, share the ownership and responsibility for making that vision and lastly focus on developing the capacity for individuals to perform at the maximum abilities.
Indeed, promotion of change and encouraging productivity is a key factor in the success of the business regarding managerial goals and achievements. Managers have to utilize the resources present in their disposal to create a good working relationship among the workers.The readings provide us with the open systems model that captures on all the angle of a firm so that total adaptability to change can be achieved and create room for change either culturally or politically in any organization.
Quinn, Robert. (2015). Becoming a Master Manager: A Competing Value Approach. Hoboken, NJ. Wiley. Print.