Before more than six years I was working on my masters thesis about resistance to organizational change. In the last five years I have spent large of my time in research of organizational changes, especially drivers of organizational change, sources or forces that will cause organizational changes in organizations.
Some experts talk about sources, some of them about forces, and some use the word drivers. But, each of these words represents the thing that will cause organizational change in an organization.
Here is a list of 32 possible change drivers that I come after several years of researching more than 200 organizational science literature. I will not go in description of each of this forces, which will be part of some other posts here on entrepreneurship in a box.
Before I share this list, I would like to mention that this is still in working version. Because I work on my PhD, and this is also part of my main thesis, and currently I’m implementing practical research about this list in small and medium sized business, means that the list will be changed in the following months. Let’s go with a list of possible drivers of organizational change.
- Human resources
- Changes in legislation
- Technology development
- Key Performance Indicators
- International laws, politics and agreements
- Changes in world and domestic economy
- Internal problems in organisation
- Organizational structure
- Organizational resources
- Change in government politics
- Organizational reduction
- Availability of capital
- Social changes
- Exchange rate
- Systems and process in the organisation
- Decreasing discrimination
- Implementation of new technology
- Innovation of new products or services
- Environmental protection
- Vision, mission and goals
- Unemployment rate
- Trade unions
- Political changes
- Professional associations
To produce this list I was analyzed more than 400 different drivers of organizational change from more than 200 literature sources. If you think that there is space for something more in the list, don’t hesitate to share it with us clicking here.