Principles of Management: "Chapter 7: Organizational Structure and Change"

Earlier in the unit, you read the first two units in this chapter. You learned about the elements of organizational structure and were able to identify several types of structures. Now, we will return to this chapter and read units 3 and 4. By reading these sections, you will be exposed to the concept of organizational change and why resistance to change is prevalent in most organizations. Under what conditions do organizations tend to implement change? Is change always bad? How can you increase "buy in" within your organization in order to successfully facilitate needed change? Reflect back to our earlier readings on personality, particularly the Big Five Personality Trait of "openness to experiences". How might change resistance be related to personality?