What are the primary roles that HR play in these changes and why? Please share your thoughts.

Most organizations at one point or another will have a change in organizational framework and alignment. Some managers think that organizational structure is very generic and general; however, this is far from the truth! Not all organizations can be successful in dealing with organizational change, which is lead and organized by HR and senior management. I am sure most of you have heard of Dr. John Kotter who developed eight steps of organizational change and alignment, which I think most organizations would benefit from evaluating just to see where they stand in terms of internal structure and where employees within an organization see the current status and place within the marketplace (Kotter, 2007). Class, what are some of the primary reasons why organizations choose to make large shifts in internal alignment and organizational structure? What are the primary roles that HR play in these changes and why? Please share your thoughts.

Kotter, J. (January, 2007). Leading change: Why transformation efforts fail. Retrieved from

http://hbr.org/2007/01/transformational/ar/1