DQ week four two
DQ Week Four Two
Organizations and managers make changes within the organization often to follow the fads and ideas that are popular. These fads and ideas are thought to be ones that have been used successfully in the past. When an idea or a fad of management is implemented severally in an organization to no success, there is a need to resort to new ideas.
The theory suggests that managers and organizations often enforce changes based on popular fads and ideas. Popular ideas and fads involve massive changes that involve the philosophy and culture of an organization. Therefore, there is a need to make changes in the organization to align the organization’s operations to the new culture of philosophy. Frequent changes are made after these fads so that employees can slowly acclimatize to the new organizational changes. The changes are also meant to ensure a smooth transition into the desired philosophy.
When a management fad is tried and does not succeed on several occasions, there must be a problem. The failure of management fads is an indication that the leadership is not in full control of the organization. It could also indicate that the leadership is incompetent to handle the introduction of management fads. Continued failure is an indication of poor leadership, which needs to be changed.
For example, when a company shifts from a decentralized system of management to a centralized system, it has followed a fad. However, if this change fails on several occasions, it is an indicator that the leadership is incompetent to oversee the implementation of the new philosophy.
Therefore, the change theory suggests that managers and leaders must be careful and competent when introducing a change. The changes require competence and commitment to achieve desired results. Therefore, filed fads are an indicator of no commitment or competence.
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