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A change management report. I will consider XXX international school which is planning to change its policy to move to a six day week

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Introduction

A change management report Change is always necessary for a business. If a business doesn?t changes then the external world will outgrow it and will finally cause a crisis to the business. However every change is a risk because a business will be developing an uncertain or untested idea. Every business continuously changes every time it makes a decision. For example, when the multinational company Apple introduced the new Iphone and Ipad, it took a risk. It was a massive change because now these would be the products which it will massively produce. There was a great deal of risk too because the people would may or may not like that good. But it turned out to be leading brand of smart phones. Another example was when the multinational cold drink producer Coco cola first thought of shifting to new markets worldwide. It required a huge amount of money and certainly the board of management was unsure of it but it turned out to be a great decision. Here, Coco cola changed its scale of operation while Apple changed its product. In this report I will consider XXX international school which is planning to change its policy to move to a six day week. ...read more.

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Resisting forces for the change are ? Negative publicity and loss of reputation in the minds of people who are against it and who believe it to be an unnecessary burden on students. Loss of motivation of the staff ? from now on, the staff would need to work 6 days a week which is mostly unacceptable. Hence they will be demotivated to work even in the normal days. LEWIN?S FORCE FIELD ANALYSIS ? Driving forces Restraining forces Better scores - 2 negative reputation - 4 customers satisfied by scores - 3 staff demotivation - 3 total ? 5 total - 7 Limitations to the model ? The future impacts of the change are not considered. The ratings given for each force is not based on true facts and evidences. As we can see the restraining forces are stronger than the driving forces. Out of the restraining forces, negative reputation has the highest impact. Therefore XXX SCHOOL must focus on its reputation saving the most. Staff demotivation is also bad but providing staff with more salaries/ holidays/extra employee benefits or with fewer burdens over weekend would surely motivate them. ...read more.

Conclusion

This ensures the adapting time required. Moreover, incentives such as higher salaries or fringe benefits can also be employed. In the end, we can see that the change, XXX SCHOOL wishes to bring about can be very helpful. The only barrier existing is the resistances, it will face. However with proper precautions these barriers can be easily overcome. There must be a gradual change so that the staff and students can get adapted easily. Holding half day in the start and then continuing to full length school would serve the purpose. Moreover fringe benefits for the staff must be ensured. These include extra employee benefits and also higher salary. Most teachers and students would complain that because of the loss of Saturday, now they would have huge burden on Sunday. Therefore, they must be rewarded less homework or work load. These incentives would encourage them to work harder. Furthermore, most of the Saturday?s must be reserved for activities other than academics. This would not only ensure development in other areas but also motivate students to attend school. Also all round development being an aim of the school, this will be very effective. To conclude, such a big change should not be forced upon the students and staff. Instead, the use of motivational strategies would also make them look forward to Saturday schools. ...read more.

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