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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 ***** decision to relocate executive *****fices ***** Switzerland to the United States, a bold yet necessary move given the threat of World War II in general and Nazi Germany nationaliz*****g their company, as the Third Reich typically did in occupied countries. The decisions to acquire L'Oreal ***** Alcon Laboratories are also first-order ***** ***** both ***** these acquisitions could significantly change the nestle culture (Burrus-Barbey, 2001). The divestitures and smaller acquisitions consistent with the core business of Nestle are ***** ***** and therefore not as impactful on the company culture. Additi*****al second-order change events include the more pragmatic and solution-focused approach to defining how Information technology (IT) will be used in Nestle. Consistent with the culture of Swiss-based companies, ***** Nestle is risk averse and ***** takes on first-order ***** when it will augment ***** existing business models, extending the ***** into entirely new markets. First-order change is specifically used for creating greater opportunities ***** intelligent, planned growth that builds on the company's core strengths and competencies (Raisch, Krogh, 2007). This c*****servatism ***** ***** *****s are seen as necessary for the survival of ***** firm and its position in rapidly expand*****g global ***** 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 ***** to change. Do you agree ***** this is what he has done? Discusses ***** differences ***** similarities between his view and your view ***** ***** occurred at Nestle, ***** *****torically and in recent times.

***** CEO of Nestle, Mr. Brabek-Letm*****he, realizes that the resistance to change in his company is very strong and that *****o many first-order changes can completely confuse and create a chaotic situation for 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 ***** employees, as with change there is the continual anxiety ***** whether one's job is safe or not. Employees react quickly and ***** great ***** if they do not know why a new major strategy is taking place. Mr. Brabek-Letmathe ***** 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 ***** ***** *****dustries Nestle competes in.

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


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