Title: Organisational consciousness: a new paradigm for sustainable change management

Authors: Muhammad Ajmal; Suleman Aziz Lodhi

Addresses: National College of Business, Administration and Economics, Lahore 54000, Pakistan ' National College of Business, Administration and Economics, Lahore 54000, Pakistan

Abstract: Ever evolving global environment especially the transformational advancements in technologies and globalisation have made business environment extremely complex. The organisations must also evolve internally to match the external complexity, changes in hard-structures like upgrading of technology can be adopted by organisations easily when compared with the soft-structure that control the processes and culture of the organisation. Balogun and Hope Hailey (2004) have calculated a failure rate of ∼70% of change programs introduced in organisations. Burnes (2004) suggests that what is presently accessible to practitioners is an extensive variety of contradictory approaches. The review of literature also indicates that there is a need to further contemplate organisational philosophy and explicate the internal dynamics that influence change in organisations, indicating that there is a need to unfold the associations between various organisational constructs to offer meaningful abstraction of reality for decision makers to initiate sustainable organisational change.

Keywords: organisational consciousness; change management; new paradigm; higher social consciousness; organisational philosophy; internal dynamics; organisational culture.

DOI: 10.1504/IJSCM.2015.075901

International Journal of Strategic Change Management, 2015 Vol.6 No.3/4, pp.254 - 267

Available online: 12 Apr 2016 *

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