WhyChange Management Fails
WhyChange Management Fails
Thedynamic aspect of society is evident in all avenues of life social,economic and political. The recorded history of mankind revealsprogressive developments and changes in lifestyles to date. Thiscalls for measures to curb extreme imbalances in the future, thusneed for change management. Change management involves adjustmentsand policies implemented today for future relevance. However, theexponential pace of change in society in recent times is of concern.Technological change is critical to this subject because its adoptionin modern society affects most, if not all aspects of living. Thismovie clip review therefore analyzes the different areas that changemanagement should take effect and the challenges halting its success.
Retrievedfrom the YouTube, the movie clip ‘DidYou Know 3.0 (Officially updated for 2012)is a focus on the progression trend that has been experienced in thearea of information technology, and also how the changes has impactedthe life of people globally. The clip has focused on the issue ofglobalization and the information development and adoption, as wellas how it has impacted or changed the life of man, ‘the trend inthe information age & globalization’[ CITATION Kar12 l 1033 ].
Educationessentially involves passing on knowledge and skills which enhancelife. It enables learners to be aware of their environment and findtheir niche in terms of improving living standards as individuals andfor society at large. The ultimate goal of an education system is toequip students with essential skills to be competent in a dynamicsociety[ CITATION All09 l 1033 ].The relevance of the educational system is a major concern in thescope of changemanagement in terms of offering equal opportunities to learners aftercompletion of education. Learners need to be educated to solveproblems that will exist in the future and to handle technology thatis still to be invented. Half of what students learn in their firstyear of studying a technical course is outdated by their third yearof study[ CITATION Kar12 l 1033 ].This means they should be exposed to a learning environment thatimproves their reasoning capacity for greater innovations in linewith a changing world. To a great extent education has lost itsrelevance in real life application. Educationists have tried toincorporate application oriented learning into the system, thoughthis has proved difficult, especially in terms of technology[ CITATION All09 l 1033 ].The education system is the root of effective change management andtherefore much focus should be channeled to improve its relevance.
Inthe recent past a job description was directly a function of one’seducational background. However, this has changed significantly andeducation is now applicable to a lesser extent. The reasoningcapacity offered by an education is now more relevant than the actualstructural knowledge offered. With advancing technology,entrepreneurship, innovation and inventions are the main ingredientsof today’s job market[ CITATION Cam15 l 1033 ].In addition, the service sector dominates economies and is the mainsource of employment and economic growth, especially in developingnations. In the past agriculture and industry were the main driversof economic growth. Of great interest is the constant advancement intechnology. On one hand technology offers more employmentopportunities, especially in the service sector in terms of humancapital demand. On the other hand technology requires constantrenewal of necessary skills in different jobs. This causes workers toconstantly shift jobs approximately fourteen times by the age ofthirty eight[ CITATION Kar12 l 1033 ].This brings in the question of whether the human capital is relevantto the job market. Constant trainings and refresher courses should beput in place to ensure that workers are equipped with resources thatare ideal for change in order to achieve economic growth anddevelopment.
Technologyhas reduced the world into a global village and this has greatlyimproved communication. This has subsequently altered the social andeconomic settings and of tremendous contribution is social media.Facebook, twitter and Instagram have altered social and businessrelations and it is possible to create association’s miles away.Social media has been useful as equipment for marketers to exposetheir brands to a greater market. Political agendas are also pushedthrough social media. Information is also shared through mediaplatforms, giving audiences access to useful tools. More so,associations as friends and even as partners in marriage, businessand religion are developed. Social media are however characterized byirrelevant subjects on obsessions to celebrities and sex topics. Forchange management to take effect successfully society should adjusttheir priorities and focus on useful topics which yield societalbenefits.[ CITATION Cam15 l 1033 ]
Measuresto Improve Change Management
Changemanagement involves proactive measures to deal with changes in thefuture and this is necessary and more productive compared to changecontrol. Technology continues to play the central role in changingsociety and therefore much focus should be channeled to ensure itsproper incorporation and adoption into life systems. This should bedone through constant changes of societal infrastructure. Education,occupation, health, social and political settings should be alignedto work effectively and efficiently with technology. The servicesector should be given much focus as it’s proving to be the futureof economies. Social media should be channeled towards productiveendeavors. In conclusion, change management will yield positiveresults if all stakeholders in society play their part in theirrespective areas of influence to accommodate adjustmentsprogressively.
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Collins, A., & Halverson, R. (2009). Rethinking Education in the Age of Technology. Teachers` College Press.
Fisch, K., McLeod, S., & Brenman, J. (Directors). (2012). Did You Know [Motion Picture]. Retrieved on 22nd Aug 2015, from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YmwwrGV_aiE&_sm_au_=iVV5rPZn53sqRNMQ