Fundamental change makes a more noticeable impact on the organisation. It can be considered more of a revolution than an evolution a ‘big bang’ or reactive change. Examples might include restructuring the organisation to reduce staff costs, relocating, merging with or acquiring another organisation or introducing new technology throughout the organisation. When fundamental change has taken place, it’s visible within the organisation; this is not always the case with incremental change.
It is important to analyse organisational objectives as part of the process of identifying strategic change needs. The objectives drive the future direction of the organisation and it is important that any change programs support that direction.
Change needs may involve:
All of these factors can play an enormous role in the success of the organisation and it’s important that any changes in these areas are in the right direction and at the right time.