The contemporary business world continues to increasingly become complex and dynamic. Several factors such as technology require managers of organizations to change their business strategies in order to remain competitive in the market. This article examines the technical and human elements of change that relate to the field of information system management. It also explains the various components of change management. The results provide clearly defined guidelines and processes for successfully implementing initiatives of change. Introducing changes initiatives has a significant effect on the organization. Therefore, it is important that managers comprehend the role of change management, critical factors of change, features of change, potential outcomes, possible limitations to change, and proper guidelines in ensuring a successful transition from the old to new system.
Most managers still experience difficulties in the understanding the concept behind change management and the change management process. These firms need to commit adequate amount of time and resources in order to successfully implement change management initiatives. They also require patience and persistence because change is fixed and continuous process. The process of change must be closely monitored and improved on a regular basis. This requires managers to simultaneously look for ways of limiting the degree of change and aggressively surging forward with changes. This calls for effective prioritization of goals and targets.
In conclusion, initiating change disrupts the normal operation of an organization. Change forms a sense of stress, anxiety and uncertainty for employees. This is frequently treated as resistance by managers who are already informed about the change and the possible outcomes. It is thus necessary that managers should ensure adequate preparation and inclusion of their employee in all aspects of the change process.
Slattery, J. (2013). Change Management. Journal of Strategic Leadership, 4(2), 1-5. Retrieved from http://www.regent.edu/acad/global/publications/jsl/vol4iss2/1jsl_vol4iss2_slattery.pdf