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Managing Organizational Change - Nestle

***** Nestle undergo either first*****order and/or second-order change according to the case? In answering list examples of types of change from case.

***** most significant first-order change Nestle experienced was ***** decision to relocate executive offices ***** Switzerland ***** the United States, a bold yet necessary move given the threat of World War II in general and Nazi Germany nationalizing their company, as the Third Reich typically did in occupied countries. The decisions to acquire L'Oreal ***** Alcon Laboratories are also first-order change ***** both ***** these acquisitions could *****ly change the nestle culture (Burrus-Barbey, 2001). The divestitures and smaller acquisitions consistent with the core bus*****ess of Nestle are ***** change ***** therefore not as impactful on the company culture. Additi*****al second-order ***** events include the more pragmatic and solution-focused approach to defining how ********** technology (IT) will be used in Nestle. Consistent with the culture of Swiss-based companies, ***** Nestle is risk averse ***** ***** takes on first-order change when it will augment their existing business models, extending the ***** into entirely new markets. First-order change is specifically used for creating greater opportunities for intelligent, planned growth that builds on the company's ***** strengths and competencies (Raisch, Krogh, 2007). This c*****servatism of first-order changes are seen as necessary for the survival ***** the firm and its position in rapidly expand*****g global markets while keeping the core of the company completely stable and capable of creating ***** process-based competitive advantage over time.

Bra*****k-Letma***** emphasizes the need for an incremental approach to change. Do you agree ***** this is what he has done? Discusses ***** differences and similarities between his view and your view ***** what occurred at Nestle, both historically and in recent times.

***** CEO of Nestle, Mr. Brabek-Letm*****he, realizes that the resistance to change in his company is very strong ***** that ********** many first-order changes can ***** confuse and create a chaotic situation ***** the ***** many divisions and departments. Wisely Mr. Brabek-Letmathe chooses to m*****imize major disruptions to his *****'s operations as to alleviate undue stress on his employees, as with change there is the c*****tinual anxiety ***** whe*****r one's job is safe or not. Employees react quickly and with great ***** if they do ***** know why a new m*****jor strategy is taking place. *****. Brabek-Letmathe has cultivated a style of transparency, accountability and the nurturing of ownership for his ***** (Burrus-Barbey, 2001) ***** as a result is considered one of the most capable leaders in ***** the *****dustries Nestle competes in.

Given the fact that Nestle concentrates more on expla*****ing why it ***** making a decision for ***** ***** change to ensure a high level of ********** and transparency with ***** employees, it is clear ***** Mr. Brabek-Letmathe is apparently so risk-averse. One must respect a CEO that ***** his company ***** well as to not bring *****o much change to fast and risk alienating them in the process. Instead, Mr. Brabek-Letmathe ***** on earning their trust through an


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