Professionals Podcasts - Change management

Listen to a consultant talking about the basic stages of the change process and the people in the change management team.

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I would like to know if my opinion is written in a right way. Thanks
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I think it’s always difficult to introduce an organisational change in a company even when there is a good reason to change. Most of people are resistant to change because it’s easier to follow the same old way but the management team should be able to comunicate all the employees both youngers and experienced ones the real motivations and adavantages resulting for change and help them to cope with it.

Hello Ulisse,

I'm afraid we don't provide corrections of texts., but I can say that I understood it with no problems and there are no serious errors in it. If you have a specific question about a specific sentence, please feel free to ask us.

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Kirk
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Why are people sometimes resistant to change?

I think because they are in a comfort zone and they don't want to asimilate something new just because they think it is not necessary or even helpful.

What kind of changes have you experienced in the place where you work or study?

I experienced things like the change of my boss, rellocation of the office, remodelation of some work places.

in the sentence (and there must be a real business need reason in order to change current practice) is not a real business subject and need verb therefore we say needs instead of need
thank you

Hello ahmed mohamed salem,

That's good thinking, but no, 'need' is a noun in this sentence. 'a real business need reason' is the noun phrase subject of the verb 'there must be' (which is the verb 'there is' used with the modal verb 'must').

This noun phrase is a bit unusual. Normally 'need' and 'reason' don't go together like this. If this was a written text, I'd change it to 'real business need' or 'real business reason', which express the same idea, really.

All the best,
Kirk
The LearnEnglish Team

thank you I would ask about the sentence ( it is their job to be available ) why we use it . the previous sentence talked about the gatekeeper
thank you very much

Hello ahmed mohamed salem,

In this phrase 'it' is what we call a dummy subject. You can read a little about dummy subjects on this page and this page.

 

Best wishes,

Peter

The LearnEnglish Team

In the initial start up days, the number of activities happen use to be very less, hence we were recording all our activities by pen and note books, over the period of time our activities started increasing so we were forced to appoint new employees to take care of additional jobs. Some of the new employees brought different culture to the organisation that has forced to change our working pattern what ever we were doing.
Slowly computer came, we were forced to move from manual pattern of work to digital, initially we were very much afraid of moving the job from manual to digital thinking in digital we will not be able to remember the way we use to remember the things in manual and also we were all afraid of losing our job,.Hence we were not supporting initially but slowly management team understood our fear and helped us in removing the doubts.
Later, our sales expanded exponentially , we became managers by the time, during that point of time data become very important, hence we moved from simple systems to ERP systems. In the organisational level several changes happened because of ERP implementation.
So change is the one thing that does not change

People resist to change because they may not have liked the idea proposed for change. In my practical experience all changes proposed are not good, because some of the changes may not have tested properly, whereas the implementer wanted to implement his idea because of pressure or ego.
Some of the practices might have worked in all robust conditions some times the management wants to implement the change in the process for testing purpose or to understand the effect of change.
Change is always not right or wrong.

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