MGT 426 Week 1 DQ 2 Essay

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Week 1 DQ 2
Change: what is in it for me? What is the cycle of change? What are some examples of continuous change? What are some examples of discontinuous change? What are some differences between continuous and discontinuous change?

What's in it for me?
What is in it for me is how the change will benefit the organization, the management, and the employees, provided they agree to the changes and the implementation is a sucess.

What is the cycle of change?
According the textbook, the cycle of change is defined as “Entrepreneurial Stage, Collectivity Stage, Formalization Stage, Elaboration Stage and Developmental Stage” (Akin, Dunford & Palmer, 2006).

What are some examples of continuous change?
Continuous change is the ability for an organization to adapt and reorganize itself to meet the needs of its customers rapidly and often constantly. In one way or another, every organization is going through change. An example of continuous change can be seen in restaurants whereas they change up menu options or the food and drinks they offer in order to either experiment and gather the response, or in an effort to respond to feedback and offer the customers what they have requested in the past.

What are some examples of discontinuous change?
Discontinuous change happens when an organization essentially goes backwards and reverts back to a method used before the implemented a change. This is often done because of several factors, such as technology has not or does not support the change, or the method of change has otherwise proven it will not be successful despite the efforts put into it. It is defined as a "non-incremental or sudden change that threatens existing or traditional authority or power…