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    Managing Change

    Describe how the business should manage organizational changed caused by technology. Include key areas in the business in which there is resistance to technological change. Indicate existing problems in embracing technology and potential problems that might be introduced by emerging technology. Give specific examples in areas such as the following:

    Discuss the ability of companies to effectively communicate changes to current and prospective customers in order to improve competitive edge.

    The company we are applying this to is Wal-Mart.

    Please provide references.

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    The key area in which there is resistance to technological change is the human resources, especially the employees working at the operational or lower levels. If we take the case of Walmart, workers operating at the lower levels, such as supervisors and sales person in the stores, are the ones that are most averse to technological changes.

    It is in the nature of humans to be averse to change. Even though it is well understood that change is the only thing that is constant, people still do not like change. Further, changes due to technology are even more resisted ...

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    This solution discusses the impact of technology change with reference to Walmart in 346 words.