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DQ1—Strategic Change

DQ -1 What is the importance of leadership, values, and organizational communication in shaping the organization's culture and helping to embrace strategic change?

Certain forms of organizations are inherently more change-resistant than others. For example, an organization with a clearly defined hierarchy ***** locus ***** centralized command, such as a military organization or a business ***** ***** highly authoritarian leader who is as strict as a milit*****ry general, will often be less responsive to environmental changes. An ***** with a more responsive le*****der who is willing to pursue a flexible methodology of decision making and who is willing to learn from all ***** his or her subordinates will be less-change resistant.

***** hierarchical organization even without a charismatic or dictatorial leader can also be intransient to change, if the bureocratic nature of the ***** decision-***** relies upon standard operating procedures, or pro*****col, rather than allows the organization to ***** ***** ***** external events. This is why facilitating organizational communication on all ***** levels ***** increase flexibility in an org*****izati*****, regardless of the ***** structure. Frequent meetings between the CEO and lower-level managers allows ***** CEO to entertain new ideas inspired by the manger's unique fields of expertise. Meetings between ***** ***** lower-level employees can give managers important qualitative input about customer likes and dis*****, ways to save time during production, and o*****r suggestions that can help in the formation of long-term ***** goals and create a more efficient strategic plan. An organization must embrace such holistic input as one ***** its core values, however, ***** genuinely embrace learning from all levels of ***** organization's hiearchy, rather ***** stress the value ***** simply following orders or pursuing a singular company

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