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

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

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

Given the fact that ***** concentrates more on explaining why it is making a decisi***** for a ***** change to ensure a high level of accountability and ***** with ***** employees, it is clear ***** Mr. ***** is apparently so *****-averse. One must respect a CEO that know his company ***** well as to not bring ***** much change to fast and risk alienating *****m in the process. Instead, Mr. Brabek-Letmathe concentrates on earn*****g ***** trust through an


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