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Unplanned Change

  • Date Submitted: 05/20/2012 11:34 AM
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Unplanned Change
          Describe a situation where you have encountered unplanned change. What did you do? Would you do it differently now? Thinking back, what were 
          the other options at the time and why did you not choose them? Respond to at least two of your classmates’ postings.  
    2.   Organizational Communication
          “People in this organization don’t talk to one another anymore. Everything is e-mail, e-mail, e-mail. If you are mad at someone, you can just say it 
          and then   hide behind your computer.” With these words, Joe expressed his frustrations with Delta General’s operations. Charley echoed his
          concerns, responding, “I agree, but surely the managing director should be able to improve organizational communication without losing the
          advantages of e-mail.” As a consultant overhearing this conversation, how do you suggest the managing director respond to Charley’s challenge?
          Respond to at least two of your classmates’ postings.
We have no control over unplanned change, but we do have control over how we perceive change; as a crisis or as an opportunity. In experiencing change we will go through somewhat of a transition process. “The goal is to act quickly in order to minimize negative consequences and maximize possible benefits. In many cases, unplanned changed can be turned into an advantage.” (Pg 353) The largest unplanned change I have had to adjust to is when I exited the Army after 10 years of service. I had planned on making a long career as a soldier. As fate would have it my daughter was born in February 1999. I thought that being a father and a soldier that one would make me better at the other. In December 1999 I finished my enlistment and left the service to be a father. Talk about change. My career, family status, living conditions, country of residence and numerous other unplanned changes were happening at once. Now 11 years later I can look back and be happy that...


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