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Managing Organizational Change and Pressure

1. Discuss environmental pressures for change. Identify each type of environmental pressure.
2. Discuss internal organizational pressures for change. Identify each type of internal pressure for change.
3. Discuss the difference between first and second order changes.

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1. Environmental, or external, pressures for change often occur when an organization's resource base declines due to a reduction in demand for products, sales and services, a decrease in market and/or bad investment decisions. The environment includes the following sources of organizational change:

Economic - Includes competitors, suppliers, interest rates, inflation and unemployment

Technology - The rate in which technology affects organizational change will vary from industry ...

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This solution includes a discussion of environmental and internal pressures for change including the different types and examples of each. The solution consists of approximately 300 words of text.