Originally, I uploaded the photo with nothing but the title and it received several hits. Managing Change is a hot topic these days and I wrote a short paper about it for a course. I will go ahead and share the conclusion with everyone online…

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Technology advances continuously over time. In the last decade, the flattening of the world brought people to a new and accelerated way of doing things. Face-to-face communication reduced significantly with the rise of internet and wireless technologies. For many, the new technologies are hard to cope with. In order to lead organizations into the future, leaders must study emerging technologies ahead of time and identify the technologies that would leap their organizations forward. Implementing new technologies in an organization usually require significant change in organization and its culture. Organization cultures take a long time to develop and will take a long time to change. To understand how people will resist change and know how to transform their fear of change into a thrive for success, leaders must apply change on themselves and think about the organization as a whole using systems thinking. They will set an example for their subordinates and reduce some of the cultural resistances and obstacles to change. The change implementation must be tailored to the organization and suitable to its culture. These are essentials for successfully transforming organization cultures into the future.