06 Sep Change management
Internationalization is a process that almost everybody in one way or another has experienced in the first decade of this century. The World is becoming more interconnected and globalization is a process we can’t escape. There are different types of internationalization depending on sector, occurrence, organizational or individual level, etc. But it is certain, that it differs among regions and countries. The Basis of internationalization is global economic processes, but complex interdisciplinary activities have led to a wider understanding of the term. The Process of internationalization brings overall change. In order to better understand the change caused by internationalization and to become more effective in managing it we must understand the process and its impact on organizations (Iljins et al., 2014).
Manufacturing companies nowadays face difficulties due to inefficient change management in domains as engineering, manufacturing, logistics, etc. Even though there are powerful software solutions and process-based methods available, it is uncertain how to efficiently react in an integrated manner to interdisciplinary changes (Shakirov et al., 2019).
A main driver for change is the desire to succeed. The concept of change management is useful in understanding individuals’ transition, and in identifying the practices necessary to make the change possible. The literature shows in the field of education, the response of academics, decision and policy makers, and those in the business of education on how to cope with change may differ.3 Therefore, clarity regarding the plans and processes of the change is crucial. Implications from the literature on change management during transition is a theoretically complex field of study that has been explored, practiced, and adopted by numerous sectors. Change management to be an organizational process aimed at empowering employees to envision, and embrace changes in their environment.
Organizational change has a significant impact on the identities of people transitioning towards the change; here is where the significance of change management arises. A critical aspect of change implementation is whether or not the organization and its members are ready for it; a reality check is vital to help control expectations regarding the change. Integrative leadership, understanding the change, and being able to successfully facilitate and thereafter implement change are the principle to build on effective change management. For any organization to successfully implement its goal, it is important establish performance measures that represent accurately what they purport to achieve. Above all, expectations regarding the proposed changes must be realistic in nature (Hussain Al-Moosa and Sharts-Hopko, 2017).
- Hussain Al-Moosa, N., Sharts-Hopko, N. (2017). “Using Change Management to Redesign Oman׳s Health Professions Education Sector”. Health Professions Education, Volume 3, Issue 2, Pages 108-112.
- Iljins, J., Erina, I., Gaile-Sarkane, E. (2014). “Project based internationalization as a driving force for change management in higher education institutions in Latvia”. Procedia – Social and Behavioral Sciences 156 ( 2014 ) 47 – 52.
- Shakirov, E., Brandl, F. J., Bauer, H., Kattner, N., Becerril, L., Fortin, C., Lindemann, U., Reinhart, G., Uzhinsky, I. (2019).”Integration of Engineering and Manufacturing Change Management: Infrastructure and Scenarios for Teaching and Demonstration”. Procedia CIRP, Volume 81, 2019, Pages 535-540.