Understanding & Managing Change

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Understanding Change:

Understanding and managing change are the dominant themes of management today. adapting to a ever changing present is essential for success for a unpredictable future.

1) Why Change?

Change affects every aspect of life: taking a proactive approach to change is the only way to take charge of the future, either as an individual or as an organization. Approach it with an open mind, and learn to develop its positive elements.


Write down any changes that you would like and plan for them.

A) Being Open To Change

For organizations, change is the way to stay competitive and to grow. For individuals the opportunity the opportunity created by change enrich careers and personal lives. You can deal with change in three ways

1) By resisting

2) Following

3) Leading

A resister tries to stay put, which is impossible in changing situations; the majority of people and organizations who start by resisting eventually find they have to follow, trying to catch up - if that fails, they face competitive disadvantage. Seeking to anticipate and lead change is thus, paradoxically, safer as well as more adventurous.

B) Seeing The Effects

Positive aspects of change may be less obvious at first than negative ones. New ventures, expansions, promotions, and booms often bring challenges before delivering gains. Cases such as a departmental or factory closures, dismissals, bankruptcies, or deterioration in markets bring difficulties and very few immediate benefits. But, however, it appears, approach change positively as potential opportunity. Use it as a stimulus to encourage new ideas and harness enthusiasm for further progress.


Seek out who welcome change, and become their ally.

C) Changing Naturally

People live with change constantly: in a lifetime, everyone goes through personal transformation form infancy to adolescence, young adulthood, middle age, and finally old age. A career path may lead form subordinate to junior management, and eventually board level and consultancy. Organizations also mature and evolve, with major changes on many levels in policy and practice. For personal satisfaction and career progress, increases your capacity to change.


Think before following the same policy as every one else

Manik Thapar (MBA) http://www.careerpath.cc


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