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Organizational Studies: Change Agents

Organization: Walmart

1. Who are the internal change agents in your organization? What behavioral strategies do they use to invoke change? What influence do these change agents have on other employees? Who might otherwise be resistant to change within the organization?

2. Who are the external change agents in your organization, and how do these change agents affect your organization? What behaviors do they display, and what strategies do they use to invoke change within your organization? Are the employees in your organization more resistant to external or to internal change agents? Why or why not?

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Defining Social Change

Society is made up of individual members. These members band themselves into together, at times informally providing a social force that affects the manner of how things are organized. These are the social groups, organizations of people who are on their own individual social agents. This is because any organization, whatever the nature and type is a social agency where people, social agents come together to share ideas, share lives. This sharing, exchanging and giving creates new knowledge, practices & traditions and ultimately leads to the creation of a certain culture - beliefs & practices shared by a group. There are varied changes in society that agencies and agents can influence or cause to happen - economic, political and of course socio-structural (also plainly known as social although economic and political change fall under the heading of social by nature). Every culture and society has its rules and the status qou is dictated by it. One of the biggest social changes America had recently was the election of the first African-American President, Barack Obama which is socio-political in nature. It changed leadership from republican to democratic and also made history what with women joining the race.

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Solution Summary

The solution is a comprehensive look at change agents within organizations. Taking on Walmart as a simulated example, the solution identifies change agents from within the organization, behavioral strategies that lead to change and their effect on employees/members. The solution both looks into internal and external change agents influecining the organization and provides a detailed expalantion of the concept of organizational change by example. Written in the APA format replete with references.

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