Maintaining Change

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MAINTAINING CHANGE
Theory
In accordance to various writers, there are a number of strategies that can be applied by an organization to maintain the change process that it has undertaken. These include:
Strong top level leadership, a key factor for the sustainability of the change process, without which change project may in many times be out of business (Maurer, 2005).
Communication is another strategy whereby there should be a campaign to keep spreading the word through sharing examples of change that have been successful, this can be done by using intranet, newsletters and emails (Leigh 2007).
Change process should be protected by making it a priority and those people leading change should not be bogged down with other responsibilities since it may aftermath to them losing sight of the major goal. Along with this, change leaders should protect the culture of the organization while creating change (Bruhn 2004).
Organizational commitment and personal competence is another crucial factor and can be assessed by ensuring that there is a process or checklist in place to sense how the change is perceived, valued and supported. This has to do a lot with individual tendency and characteristics towards readiness to change (Hee-Woong, 2007).
Wholehearted engagement is another strategy which involves both organizational and individual shifts in the change process. Employees need tackle their tasks while linking both values and meaning in their work performance (Leigh 2007).
In order to maintain change, organizational policies should put into practice the organizations’ vision, mission and values. By doing this, it will indicate a clearer expression of those key concepts (Hornsby, 2006)
Change champions should be assigned by the organization in order for everyone in the organization to see that the change remains a critical priority for senior leadership (Maurer,…...

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