“Since the environment is dynamic, it is important for the organisation to change itself to make it compatible” (Pathak, 2011, p.23).Taking into account specific organisational characteristics associated with the business and on the basis of popular strategic change management models, an affective model for change be proposed specifically for Company that consists of the following seven stages:
- Searching for opportunities to gain competitive advantage
- Developing an initial change plan
- Obtaining stakeholder perspective on the issue
- Revising the change plan according to stakeholder perspective
- Preparing employees for the proposed change
- Implementing the change initiative
- Ensuring the continuity of the change
Implementation of Model for Change
Implementation of the proposed change model for Company involves adhering to the stages of the model specified above in a consequent manner. The main advantage of the model relates to encouraging a proactive approach in relation to organisational change within Boots. In other words, instead of introducing changes as a response to changing external environment in a reactive manner, the model encourages Company management to be searching for opportunities to gain competitive advantage in a proactive manner.
Importantly, the above model for Company has been proposed only as a general framework and its implementation in practice may be associated with minor alternations depending unique aspects of each individual change proposal.
Pathak, H. (2011) “Organisational Change” Pearson Education India