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As you develop the management track for WJI, you recognize that there will be resistance to implementing this change in the organization. There will be someone who will object to the requirement of having to complete this course. What can you do to manage this change? In your answer, consider the various groups that will be affected by this change. Are there others on your organization that can help you manage the change? In what way can they help?

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This issue is relating to change management

Organizational change is a strategy implemented to accomplish organization's goals and objectives. Management who wants to implement change should expect strong resistance from some quarters in the organization. And "overcoming that resistance is a vital ingredient of any successful (Six Sigma project)." It is obvious that if proposed change is not accepted, the process will not succeed.

EIGHT STEPS TO Manage change:
1. Establish the objectives

2. Forming a powerful guiding coalition-Assembling a group with enough power to lead the effort.

3. Encouraging the group to work together as a team.

4. Creating a vision-Creating a vision to help guide the change effort

5. Communicating the vision-Using every vehicle possible to convey the vision to all people

6. Empowering others to act on the vision-Getting rid of obstacles to change like the structure..

7. Planning for and creating short term wins-Rewarding employees and recognizing them.

8. Consolidating improvements
(Model by Kotter)
http://leadertoleader.org/leaderbooks/l2l/fall98/kotter.html

Innovation and Change management initiatives need to go on. Changes in the culture of the organization take long but are necessary and must go on. Change doesn't arrive - it continues. 3M allocates 15 percent of a product engineer's time to "free ...

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