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Research professional publications (HBR, Leadership Quarterly, Sloan, Mckinsey, etc) for global trends in strategy and change management. What are some current issues facing organizations? How are they dealing with these issues? What are some emerging trends?

Research professional publications (HBR, Leadership Quarterly, Sloan, Mckinsey, etc) for global trends in strategy and change management. What are some current issues facing organizations? How are they dealing with these issues? What are some emerging trends?

Please include references. Also prepare as if you are the CEO of a global company presenting innovative ideas to the board of directors.

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Global Trends in Strategy and Change Management

Research professional publications (HBR, Leadership Quarterly, Sloan, Mckinsey, etc) for global trends in strategy and change management. What are some current issues facing organizations? How are they dealing with these issues? What are some emerging trends?
Please include references. Also prepare as if you are the CEO of a global company presenting innovative ideas to the board of directors.

Challenges

According to the Mckinsey study the current challenges that the organization is facing:
1) Finding talent,
2) Increasing the size and scale of their companies
3) Growing competitive intensity
4) Increasing number of markets/globalization
5) Growing complexity of supply chain and regulations
6) Increasing use of technology

http://www.mckinseyquarterly.com/article_page.aspx?ar=1653&L2=21&L3=34&pagenum=3

Thus organization need to mange the changing global environment in the effective manner in order to be successful corporation. Change management is a systematic approach to dealing with change, both from the perspective of an organization and on the individual level. A somewhat ambiguous term, change management has at least three different aspects, including adapting to change, controlling change, and effecting change. A proactive approach to dealing with change is at the core of all three aspects. For an organization, change management means defining and implementing procedures and/or technologies to deal with changes in the business environment and to profit from changing opportunities.
(www.Changemanagement.com)

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.
Moreover according to an article of Knowledge Wharton:

"Past success, in particular, reinforces and eventually ossifies mental maps leading to increased inertia (Murmann & Tushman, 1997; Nadler & Shaw, 1994). Studies have found that past success leads to a reduction in information processing (Miller, 1993) and an increased belief that environmental changes are not going to affect the organization negatively (Milliken, 1990). Moreover, past success can lead to the accumulation of slack resources which reduce the perceived need to change (Milliken & Lant, 1991) and
to the creation of a strong organizational identity or culture which has been found to increase the belief in the organization's relative invulnerability to environmental changes (Milliken, 1990; Miller, 1994)." Thus past success can also lead to the complacency and consequent dwindling of the performance of the management. Thus I will suggest ...

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