Applied Organizational Change
Trump’s business organization is one of the most successful business venture in the United States. Besides high profit volumes, the multinational organization has been able to expand its operations in various foreign nations. However, in the recent past it has been linked to various unpleasant allegations that have attracted public suspicions and consequent legal scrutiny. This major business enterprise including President Trump and his partners have been linked to suspected wealthy criminals of Russian descent as well as oligarchs of the Soviet Republic (Dorell, 2017). It has been claimed that the main aim of such connections and associations are mainly to expand President Trump’s real estate business developments. The allegations have sparked controversies owing to the fact that most of Trump’s business partners have had a long history of dealings with alleged organized crimes. Moreover, more evidence from government’s records as well as from legal institutions have been able to confirm such allegations. It is for this reason that Trump’s business organization is in dire need for organizational change to gain public trust and confidence, which is crucial for its survival.
Major organizational change
Cultivating a healthy culture in President Trump’s business organization is fundamental as it determines whether the environment is healthy and is able to make employees happy to work in it (Belias, 2014). However, it is mainly shaped by a shared set of beliefs and values among the employees as well as the management. The main organizational change needed in Trump’s organization is building public trust that has been hugely affected by recent criminal allegations. This will force the management to establish and implement viable strategic changes that will be aligned towards organizational goals and objectives. This can be achieved by promoting effective communication as well as collaborations between the management and employees, besides promoting organizational ethos to every stakeholder in the company (Belias, 2014).
The best change management theory that is applicable in President Trump’s organization is Lewin’s Change Management Theory (Weiner, 2009). The process begins with adequate preparation for the entire organization change among all stakeholders in the enterprise. This is the best paradigm that should be applied in the organization because according to allegations spewed in the media and various platforms change is crucial and is needed urgently to redeem the reputation of business operations. The process of preparing change is important as it will ensure that any kind of resistance to change is averted in the early stages of change process and will thus, be able to break the existing status quo. It is mainly characterized by adequately communicating the need for implementing organizational change strategy to all employees and how such a process will ultimately profit them, besides the organization (Smith, 2017).
A Change Management Plan
It is important to communicate reasons for implementing change to all stakeholders in Trump’s organization. The main reason for bringing about change is to alter the public image of the organization that has been recently impacted negatively due to negative allegations. This will ensure that all stakeholders are able to support change strategies or process rather than resist it (Fernandez & Rainy, 2006). This means that the management will be forced to apply Lewin’s Change Theory by aligning the set objectives and goals with those of the organization. However, at this stage the management will be forced to establish who and what is likely to be affected by the change management plan. This includes organizational processes, policies, structures as well as job roles (Kreitner & Kinicki, 2013).
More importantly is the ability to accurately determine the specific stakeholders or the change management team who will be able to implement the change process. An efficient and credible leader who will not sway should lead the team from the set objectives and goals. The process of controlling, monitoring and evaluating the change process will be determined by identification of possible challenges along the way. However, the progress of change process is measured by the impacts of change process and whether the organization is indeed moving in the right direction.
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