Synergetic Solutions Inc.
University of Phoenix
COM/530 Communication for Accountants
This paper looks Synergetic Solutions Inc. A simulated organization facing some
structure changes and what forces are at play. We look at what factors the Leader of
the organization will consider to implement a successful change of strategy. We will
describe at least two of the models the leader of the organization might employ. We
will also evaluate what communication will be necessary to implement these
changes within these two models. We will also look at what type of resistance we
might face in implementing these changes.
External Factors for Change …show more content…
The level of stress an employee feels during organizational change is
proportional to the level of perceived threat. Managers need to anticipate and
adjust their communication to minimize the perception of threat during change.
Chart a restructuring plan with functional heads. Realigning employees into
project teams. Meetings should also be held to communicate changes and address
employee concerns. The commitment to change must be established by announcing
sanctions on non conformers. Relegate non conformers to marginal functions and
offer severance options.
Examples of resistance can include the cost of investing in an IT
infrastructure may be high initially and freezing funds that could be used in other
areas. Changes of hierarchy and structure may upset most employees and the cost
might be too steep to justify.
Generally when it comes to frontline employees resistance is a little less
specifically motivated and more of concerns based on the unknown. Employees
might not be aware of the underlying need for the change. Lay-offs may be
announced or feared as part of the changes. Employees might be unsure if they have
the needed skills for success in the new structure. Or simply, individuals might be
comfortable with the present state; They wanted to maintain the personal rewards
and sense of accomplishment and fulfillment provided by the status quo. Employees