Openness To Organizational Change: A Case Study For The Romanian Organizations
The dynamic environment, the process of globalization and the fast evolution of new technologies are forcing many organizations to identify change initiatives, that later are transposed into change processes. Even if in such cases change becomes inevitable, there are still many organizations that have a very reduced openness to change, mainly because managers are not aware that the absence of reaction to the outside environment will lead to a decreased performance, threatening the organization's survival. The purpose of this article is to analyze the openness to organizational change that Romanian organizations have and to classify them according to this criterion, taking also into consideration the flexibility they may have when change processes occur. The results are based on a study made on Romanian organizations mainly from the western side of the country, and include the answers of managers and employees from different industries such as services, trade and manufacturing.
Keywords- Change Management, Organizational Change, Forces of Change, Environment