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Advantages & disadvantages of planned organisational change

Updated April 17, 2017

Planned organisational change begins from the top of the company and works its way down. It is a process by which a company makes a decision to change and grow and then implements the decision over time. This type of change has advantages and disadvantages to be considered before the process begins.

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One of the disadvantages of planned organisational leadership is the disorganisation it sometimes causes. Employees may find it harder to reach their goals and complete their tasks correctly when they have many changes being implemented around them. Managers and supervisors may become overwhelmed with planning and implementing the changes and forget about their responsibilities to manage and guide their employees.


Another disadvantage of planned organisational change is some employees may resist the changes. Because the changes are planned by leaders of the company and not by employees, there are bound to be disagreements which lead to resistance. This resistance can cause the organisation to lose its focus and fall behind in its goals. Managers and leaders should make sure they maintain open and honest communication with their employees throughout the process of change.


One of the advantages of planned organisational change, is it begins at the top of the organisation. The CEO, managers and supervisors are often in control of the change and implement the new strategies for the company. This helps the change remain organised and occur quickly. Because the change is planned out, there will be a very specific outline for what needs to be done and adjustments may be made if necessary.


Another advantage of planned organisational change is it can be easily evaluated. Because it is planned out, this type of organisational change will have specific goals and will aim for certain successes. While the change is being implemented, leaders can use a variety of tactics to determine whether or not their goals are being met. For example, a manager can take a survey of his employees to find out whether or not the new changes are making their jobs easier as was planned.

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About the Author

Kate Taylor is a professional writer based in Lafayette, Ind. She has served as an online copywriter in areas such as pet care, education and landscaping. Taylor is working toward her M.B.A. at Loyola University Chicago.

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