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Managers and Organizational Stress

I need help answering these questions:

1. What forces act as stimulants to change, and what is the difference between planned and unplanned change?

2. What forces act as sources of resistance to change?

3. How can managers create a successful culture for change?

4. a. What is stress and what are the possible sources of stress?

b. What are the consequences of stress?

c. What are the individual and organizational approaches to managing stress?

5. What does research tell us about global differences in organizational change and work stress?

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1. What forces act as stimulants to change and what is the difference between planned and unplanned change?
Forces that act as stimulants to change are workforce, competition, technology, world politics, trends, social, economic.
Planned change relate to organizational changes initiated by the organization (i.e. technology, processes). Unplanned change relates to things that are outside the control of the company (i.e. social issues, political).

2. What forces act as sources of resistance to change?

Those forces include employee habits, economic factors, fear of the unknown, lack of technology, organizational culture, lack of employee motivation, lack of training/education.

3. How can managers create a successful culture for change?

Managers can create a successful culture for change by developing practices that keep the employees motivated and committed to the organization. This includes: a. Define the organizational culture-When an organization's culture ...

Solution Summary

A discussion of the ways in which managers handle workplace stress at home and abroad.

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