ADAPTATION AND PROGRESS THROUGH CHANGE MANAGEMENT

Gabriela MEHEDINTU, Ana MUNTEANU

Abstract


The technological progress, digitization and the explosion of information significantly change how individuals, the business environment, and society act, develop and add value. New, interdisciplinary approaches, constantly adapted and sustainable both at the micro and the macro levels are required. Within a company, change management is a systematic element of the strategic business process and involves the early identification of the opportunity of the employees’ development, courage, commitment and flexibility; under no circumstances should it be seen as a risk and instability factor, as it may be considered in the early stages. The example presented in this article proves that the openness to change and continuous improvement develops advantages, optimizes processes and sustains long-term progress.


Keywords


change management, continuous improvement, optimization, progress

Full Text:

PDF

References


Baetge, J., Schewe, G., Schulz, R., & Solmecke, H., “Unternehmenskultur und Unternehmenserfolg: Stand der empirischen Forschung und Konsequenzen für die Entwicklung eines Messkonzeptes”, Journal für Betriebswirtschaft, Vol. 57, Nr. 3-4 (2007).

Conner, D. R., and Clements, E., “Die strategischen und operativen Gestaltungsfaktoren für ein erfolgreiches Implementieren”. In Werkzeuge für das Change Management. Prozesse erfolgreich optimieren und implementieren, ed. Spalink, H. (Frankfurt am Main: Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, 1999).

Costache, S., Dicţionar de economie (Dictionary of Economics) (Bucureşti: Editura Economică, 2001).

Drucker, P., “Management’s new role”. Harvard Business Review, (November-December 1969), 49-54.

Friedrichsmeier, H., and Frühauf, H., Durch Veränderung zum Erfolg (Wien: Linde, 2009).

Keuper, F., and Groten, H., Nachhaltiges Change Management. Interdisziplinäre Fallbeispiele und Perspektiven (Wiesbaden: Gabler, 2007).

Kostka, Claudia, and Annette Monch, Change Management. 7 Methoden für die Gestaltung von Veranderungsprozessen ( 4th ed.) (München: Carl Hanser, 2009).

Kotter, J., “Barriers to Change: The Real Reason behind the Kodak Downfall”, Forbes, May 2, 2012, accessed November 15, 2016, http://www.forbes.com/sites/johnkotter/2012/05/02/barriers-to-change-the-real-reason-behind-the-kodak-downfall/#96011e536985.

Lindinger, Ch., and Ina Goller, Change Management leicht gemacht: heute hier, morgen dort? (Frankfurt am Main: Readline Wirtschaft, 2004).

Pirker, F., “Strategy follows Change versus Change follows Strategy”. In Nachhaltiges Change Management. Interdisziplinäre Fallbeispiele und Perspektiven, ed. Keuper, F., and Groten, H., (Wiesbaden: Gabler, 2007), 3-30.

Rank, S., and Rita Scheinpflug (Eds.), Change Management in der Praxis. Beispiele, Methoden, Instrumente. (Berlin: Erich Schmidt, 2010).

Shaughnessy, Haydn, “Apple’s Rise and Nokia’s Fall Highlight Platform Strategy Essentials”, Forbes, March 8, 2013, accessed November 15, 2016,

http://www.forbes.com/sites/haydnshaughnessy/2013/03/08/apples-rise-and-nokias-fall-highlight-platform-strategy-essentials/#f87e6de4de2a.

Tanţău, A. D., and Jürgen Bock, Strategisches Management. Strategische Instrumente für Zentral - und Osteuropa (Bucureşti: Uranus, 2010).




DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.26458/1642

Refbacks

  • There are currently no refbacks.


Copyright (c) 2016 Ana Munteanu, Gabriela Mehedintu

Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.


 

AWARDS 

WILL BE CONFERRED AT THE END OF THE YEAR

To crown and encourage research efforts of the authors, at the end of a year of publishing our journal board will award online the best papers by distinctions:

1. Best Original Paper Award -  for the paper that has brought something completely new in the reader's attention (a new concept, a new trend, a new proposal in research, etc.)

2. Excellence Award - for the most cited paper and visualized in the online environment during the year

3. First, Second and Third Award- for the best documented and substantiated papers during the year

4. Special Award - to award PhD students and postdocs for the most well documented and substantiated paper


Administred:Rocsana B. Manea Tonis

http://icourses.wix.com/itmk