Monday, February 2, 2009

...mOst RadicAL chAnge...

Before discussing the topic, let me first define the following. Automation, based on wikipedia, is the use of control systems such as computers to control industrial machinery and processes, reducing the need for human intervention. According to the meaning of radiation, it is a concept used by Weber to refer to the process by which modes of precise calculation and organization, involving abstract rules and procedures, increasingly come to dominate the social world. Business Reengineering is an approach aiming at improvements by means of elevating efficiency and effectiveness of the business process that exist within and across organizations. Business Reegineering is the analysis and redesign of workflow within and between enterprises. Lastly, paradigm shift. A Paradigm Shift is when a significant change happens - usually from one fundamental view to a different view. In most cases, some type of major discontinuity occurs as well. A Paradigm Shift as a change from one way of thinking to another. It's a revolution, a transformation, a sort of metamorphosis. It just does not happen, but rather it is driven by agents of change.

As defined above and been shown by Hannah's answer, the most radical type of change in an organization is the PARADIGM SHIFT. Based on the graph shown by Hannah, the most risky change is the paradigm shift since it is a change, a revolution, an unexpected happen occurs. It turns the organization into something new. A whole renovation, that mean. Relatively, it can be said that it is a radical change since that the organization dont have the power to fight against this change.

1 comment:

hannah hernandez said...

yah.!! i was rather confused with re-engineering and paradigm shift, about which is the most radical between them. Good thing i saw a graph about the matter..