Enterprise strategic change

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The paper should be 10 to 12 pages of text, no longer than 15 to 18 pages overall including bibliography, cover page, etc. Please use 12 pt. ariel font for the body of the text. I am not that concerned with format overall, APA, etc. When doing your cites and bibliography, pick a format and be consistent.

An example for University would be the conversion to the use of Canvas and online/hybrid classes. Although this process has been going on for years now, many instructors on campus still do not fully utilize canvas nor have any interest in teaching a course online or in a hybrid approach. This is not a criticism at all but "times they are a changing" and technology is here to stay. The train has left the station, you are either on it or standing in the way (I am putting my money on the train). According to the information I can gather, the College of Business and the College of Nursing are the most advanced users of Canvas and technology at University. Although the COB uses more (it makes sense because we are much larger), those of us who know what the College of Nursing does with their online program are intrigued, we are proud of them but envious as well. They do a great job. For those teams interested in this topic, you could write a paper on the change strategy necessary to get more of the departments on board with the use of the current technology now and into the future; we may need a culture change. Learning how to use the technology can be a career saver for many faculty or a line in the sand for others. The field of teaching is changing rapidly. Florence City Schools use ebooks, not textbooks. They come to University and we make them purchase textbooks for many of their classes. I read a comment that a freshman made stating "well, back to the past at University", which is not what we need to hear. Anyway, this is just an example of change that is and/or needs to take place. You can select any topic that peaks your interest level and will be of value to you in your career or life in general.

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Enterprise strategic change




Enterprises will face different kinds of change during their lifetime. The change
can be internal problems which need to be resolved or can be technological
advancements and the need to adopt to new eras. Enterprise strategic change is a
form of change which has a much higher impact compared to any other form of change.
Its impact is higher because its effects are felt from the top to the bottom of the
business. Strategic change is the change which is the context of a business’s strategy
in terms of resource deployment, scope, synergy and competitive advantage. Strategic
change is a way of changing an enterprise’s objectives and vision in order to open room
for greater success. Strategic change is all about identifying areas of a business which
need change and thereby deciding on the type of change which is needed. A business
can be forced to make change because it is lagging behind its competitors or because a
new innovating product forces them to make the change. Need to build on competitive
advantage is a key driver of the need for strategic change. Improving certain elements
of a business like differentiation from competitors and cost position improves its
competitive advantage.
Many management thinkers came up with different theories of strategic change
as a response to the fast changing market place and industry landscapes. One of those
thinkers was Peter Drucker who coined a term known as Age of continuity and
described the way in which occurrence of disruptive change affects and changes our
lives. He discussed the sources of change as globalization, knowledge capital, cultural
pluralism, and new technologies. He proposed the idea that enterprises should explore
the drivers of change and then strategize according to the aspects which are likely to



bring in significant effects in future. Alvin Toffler, who was also a management thinker:
came up with the idea of intersecting different paradigms and the accelerating rate at
which change impacted businesses. He used the term future shock to describe strategic
change. He looked at how changes in technology, resource constraints, and move
towards globalization keep on arriving even before one could prepare for them and
hence the likening of the changes and human civilization to a future shock. The most
recent management thinker was Malcom Gladwell who described the phenomenon of
technological trends using the term Tipping point. He argued that these changes first
acquire critical mass after which they take off to impact enterprises and thereafter the
society as a whole. The thinker’s theories aimed at explaining how change is the only
constant thing in the business world and therefore businesses should be prepared
because anything can happen and hence the need to strategize and build their unique
models accordingly (What is Strategic Change , n.d.).

Types of strategic change
Strategic change can be classified depending on the extent to which it is required
and depending on the speed at which it is achieved. In terms of extent of change,
strategic change can be on evolution, adaptation, revolution or on reconstruction.
Evolution change is the type of change which is usually implemented gradually and
through interrelated initiatives and therefore is likely to be proactive change which is
undertaken due to anticipation of need for change in future. Adaptation change is a
strategy undertaken to realign an organization’s way of operating. It is implemented in a
series of steps and is gradual. Revolution change is usually a forced and reactive type



of change to available competitive conditions which the organization is already facing.
On the other hand, reconstructive ch...

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