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Introduction Most technology based companies realise that innovation is the key to sustainable success.
The challenge is to create an environment that fosters the innovative spirit within its staff A disorganised organisation may well provide the desired competitive advantage MBA Group eight Overview of Oticon: Overview of Oticon Danish company founded in Pioneered hearing instruments Relatively small company in a global market 15 Global Sites, 95 Distributorships, Head Office head count of Dominant competitors: Company turned the corner: To help people with hearing difficulties to live life as they wish, with the hearing they have.
Need for Change MBA Group eight Strengths Founder of hearing aid manufacturing and long history Was strong in analogue technology Significant presence in global markets Wide distribution network Market dominance in state subsidized markets New visionary leadership Weaknesses Reactive and status-quo-maintaining approach to managing the company.
Limited interaction and cross-communication amongst three major functional areas. Declining research and development Out of touch with market trends e. Old technology and high operational costs Need for Change: Strong Competitors Reliance on state subsidised markets Literature Review: This is the essence of changing the rules of the game Literature Review: Literature Review Hamel and Prahalad argue that strategic stretch is preferable to the older school belonging to the likes of Andrews that is focused on strategic fit.
In a state of chaos, organizations behave in ways which are simultaneously both unpredictable chaotic and patterned orderly.
Literature Review Learning Organisations According to Sengelearning organizations are organizations where people continually expand their capacity to create the results they truly desire, and where people are continually learning to see the whole together Literature Review: Literature Review Characteristics of learning organisations Kerka, Provide continuous learning opportunities Use learning to reach their goals Link individual performance with organisational performance Foster inquiry and dialogue, making it safe for people to share openly and take risks Embrace creative tension as a source of renewal and energy Are continuously aware of and interact with their environment Literature Review: Literature Review Change Mullins sees change as a pervasive influence.
It is a departure from an existing process or way of doing something, to a new process or a different way of doing the same thing. Recklies argues that change management means to plan, initiate, realize, control, and stabilize change processes on both corporate and personal level.
Change may be planned or emergent Stoner, Literature Review: Literature Review Planned Change French and Bell indicated that planned change involves common sense, hard work applied diligently overtime, a systematic goal oriented approach and valid knowledge derived from the behaviour science such as psychology, social psychology, sociology, anthropology, systems theory and practice of management.
Literature Review Emergent Change Johnson and Scholes argued that a strategic direction may emerge from actions taken by middle management and organisational routines rather than by strategy as designed by top management.
Literature Review — Change Theory: Literature Review — Change Theory Three schools of thought on the theoretical change management theory are: Literature Review — Change Theory Individual Perspective Skinner advocated that in order to change the behaviour of people in organisations, it is important to change the conditions of which the behaviour is a function.
Lovell pointed out that the principle of extinction would ensure that behaviours that are not rewarded would eventually disappear. The central argument is that since people work in groups in organisations, behaviour must be seen, modified or changed in line with the prevailing practices and norms Lewin, Scott argues that any change to one part of the system will have an impact on the other parts of the system, and, in turn, on its overall performance.
The open systems approach aims to achieve synergy through structuring the functional units of an organisation; change should therefore focus on the entire organisation. Literature Review Change Drivers Burnes, Literature Review Levers of Change Burnes, Markets and customers, Business processes Products and services, People and reward systems, Structures and facilities Technologies.
Law of leverage - areas which should be targeted for change should yield the greatest results. Law of momentum - change driver required, Law of feedback and adjustment - adaption.Cochlear Implants Market Global SWOT Analysis and Research Forecast Sonova, Oticon Medical, Starkey, Nurotron Biotechnology Co.
Ltd., Widex USA, Inc., Gaes Group, William Demant Holding A/S. oticon Today's knowledge special: spaghetti Knowledge has been recognized as a valuable resource necessary for organizational growth and sustained competitive advantage, especially for organizations competing in uncertain environment.
To meet customer’s, Oticon moved from technological orientation to a knowledge orientation technology based manufacturing company to a knowledge based service business. Kolind summed up: “a knowledge based learning organization should not work like a machine; it should work like a brain.
Do the SWOT analysis of the Revolution at Oticon A/S: The Spaghetti Organization (Condensed). SWOT analysis is a strategic tool to map out the strengths, weakness, opportunities and threats that a . Oticon has been assessed on a variety of different parameters such as career opportunities, company culture, professional development, innovation, work-life-balance, and high quality products.
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