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Evolutionary vs. Revolutionary Change in Organizations

Does evolutionary (gradual or incremental) or revolutionary (sudden and drastic) change best describe the changes that have taken place in your organization? In what type of change, such as restructuring, has your organization been most involved?

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In my organization most change is intended to be evolutionary but in reality, it is often revolutionary. Examples of unplanned change happen when a person in the organization suddenly quits or takes an unexpected leave and work must be redistributed. This often results in members of the organization responding in a highly reactive and disorganized fashion. Although there is often every intention to replace the person, this doesn't always happen. Or, there are times when a person leaves and the organization uses the opportunity as a ...

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This solution describes if evolutionary (gradual or incremental) or revolutionary (sudden and drastic) change best describes the changes that have taken place in an organization. It also describes what type of change, such as restructuring, has an organization been most involved.

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