Organization is defined as the group or collection of people who are working for the business or a department either in private or in public sector with a purpose for there in the people. The change in an organizational sector is of prime importance as without the required change in the organization, there will be no development in the organizational process and so the whole process of the organization will be stagnant (Frankland et al. 2013). Organizational change therefore is mandatory in keeping up with the process which requires the working of the change agents in the sector. There are a number of change agents which are related to the organizational change which has been discussed in the following paragraphs. The report highlights the themes that are to be used in changing the organization and the role of change agents.
Diagnosing the change in organization
There are five themes that are to be used in the organization for the process of change management is the organization namely the Strategic Theme, Leadership, Resource and Capability Theme, Initiative Management Theme, Culture Theme (Cameron and Green 2015). The detailed analysis for each one of them is discussed below –
Strategic Theme – The strategic theme in the management of change is defined as the specific part of the theme that is used for the development of the change vision, forming the governance model and assessing impacts and readiness of the change in the organization.
Leadership – The theme of leadership in the change management of the organization is related to the concept of sponsoring the change, the issue of communication and understanding the change, involvement and motivating the change and managing the resistance that is there in the organization.
Resource and Capability Theme – The resource and capability theme of the organizational change is related to the identification of stakeholders, assessing awareness and competence to the change along with the training given to the employees for the change (Benn, Edwards and Williams 2014).
Initiative Management Theme – The theme of this change is related to the developing the change charter, project charter and developing the change management of the organization. The agile planning of the organization is to be considered in the part of the management theme (Fugate, Prussia and Kinicki 2012).
Culture Theme – The understanding of the culture and the formulation of the plan regarding the culture is one of the basic of the culture themes of the organizational change in the industry (Alvesson and Sveningsson 2015). The themes of the organizational change is to maintain the culture and the workability of the organization in the prolonged period.
Change Agents in an organization
The change agents are defined as the human figure who are present both inside and outside an organization and helps the organization to transform the working and features from within to cope up with the factors like organizational effectiveness and improvement of the organization (Battilana and Casciaro 2012).
Role of change agents in an organization
There are a number of roles that are being played by the change agents of the organization which are as follows –
- Investigate – One of the major roles played by the change agents is to investigate the change that is being occurring in an organization (Fullan 2012). The role of the change agent is to investigate the attitude and the other features of the organization and to suggest the changes.
- Advocate – The role of the change agent is to advocate the changes that are to be implied in an organization. One of the basic roles is to go through the required changes and state the changes that can be done.
- Encourage – The role of the change agent is to encourage the change that is being done in the organization for the better growth and the positive vibes present in the organization (Montano and Kasprzyk 2015). Encouraging change is one of the basic deeds done by the change agents.
- Facilitate – According to Fugate, Prussia and Kinicki (2012), Managing employee withdrawal during organizational change: The role of the change agent is to facilitate the change that is occurring in the organization that will facilitate the change that is there in the organization. Facilities for the change are to be provided by the change agents.
- Mediate – One of the major roles of the change agents is to act as a mediating force between the opposing parties in the organization to make sure that organizations have the required amount of common goals (Schaffer, Sandau and Diedrick 2013).
- Advise – One of the major role of change agents is to advise the employees of the organization and the authorities for the change in the sector (Breeding 2012). The major role of the change agents is to advise the change regarding the organization.
- Manage – The role of the change agents is to manage the change that is being done in the organization. The management of change is one of the major tasks of the organization by the agents of change.
Critical Analysis of the topic
According to Battilana and Casciaro (2012), change is one of the pivotal aspects of the organization that is to be considered in terms of the requirements. The change is done by change agents who are the people working within or outside which makes them have the access to the required topics in the places of the organizational change. In the argument of Breeding (2012), the five models of the organizational change help to make sure that the required changes are being done which is also a factor of the changes that are being conducted in the organization. However, according to Fullan (2012) change being one of the integral part of the organization is major to the workings of the process and which makes sure to be appreciated if directed towards the right path.
In conclusion, it can be said that change is one of the major requirements in an organization which can be achieved by the five model strategies mentioned above. In addition, the concept of change agents along with their role is being specified in the above paragraphs to make the concept of change one of the biggest factors in the organization to facilitate the working of the process.
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