The aim of the present paper is to make a profound reflection on the experiences and lessons learned by me from assignment one, which has been about change management My chief purpose will be here to show my understanding regarding the need of change management along with the potential objects, which are required for bringing a successful change in management.
First, I want to mention that I have come to realize that in change management, a project can fail due to the effect of scope creep. I have understood that scope creep refers to uncontrolled growth or continuous change in a project after it has been inaugurated. A business outcome can only be called a scope creep when it grows beyond the anticipated growth. Furthermore, I have understood the fact that if an organization experience scope creep in time of implementing new changes in management, the project could not be accomplished on time. Most importantly, due to scope creep, the project managers of an organization suffer the most (Cameron and Green 2015). I believe it is because of the fact that due to unanticipated growth or change, they encounter stress and since they attempt to remain reasonably close to the projected budget as well as to the planned schedule and time. Due to scope creep, project managers are forced to adjust time, capital and materials, which most of the time turns the result into a complete disaster.
Nevertheless, prior to further illustrate my experiences, I think it is essential first to emphasize the particular project on which the aspect of change management has been applied. The particular project that has been in need of a change management is about a project of serious gym construction that required new electrical installations, a modified company website and three facility suppliers for minimizing the work load. Further, I would like to mention that the gym construction company required a well-designed interior as well as exterior. I believe the aforementioned requirement of the gym construction agency is due to the fact that there has been probably lack of human strength and a proper business plan prior to start the business. It is evident based on the fact that the existing project manager as well as the contractor has been suffering from extreme work pressure. I have come to realize the fact that such issues in business arise when an organization does not design a proper business plan as well as does not estimate an a proper budget (Hayes 2014). It is understandable that the organization has not appropriately estimated a budget and because of that the organization now requires to have an additional budget worth of $60,000 in order to hire the identified sources above.
Most significantly, from the brief risk assessment, I have come to realize that high amount of risk is related to the plan of the increasing budget. I realized that the anticipated outcome for which the estimated new budget can have both negative and positive result. It is because quality does not only come by high investment. Without adequate amount of dedication and recruitment of appropriately experienced and professional individuals, a proper investment would end up in disappointment (Hornstein 2015). Therefore, I personally believe that the organization should pay attention in time of hiring web designer and electric supplier for accomplishing the change. I have understood the fact that besides having the probability of the issue of lack of quality, the organization probably faces coordination issue among the contractors and the management. Most significantly, I have learnt that implementation of change management always come with potential resistance from the existing employee and management group (Van der Voet 2014). I believe therefore, the organization should procure convenient strategies to prevent the resistance.
However, I have learnt that with the implementation of new electrical instrument and new webpage, the organization would avail more customers and more market recognition. I have realized this particularly, after identifying that attractive web page and trendy and up-to-date machineries increase the brand awareness among the target audience (Hornstein 2015). Most significantly, I have learnt that implementation of proper equipments help an organization in meeting its deadline of work. However, one of the most significant aspects understood by me is, it is significant at the very initial stage to discuss about the need to bring change in a project and to identify risks related to it, with the investor or sponsor and the project team. It is because, in order to accomplish a change it is required first to get enough information about the issue, for which a discussion with the project team of an organization is necessary.
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