Many organizations try to change but most of their change efforts are doomed to failure from the beginning. The type and amount of change that is attempted is simply beyond the ability of most organizations to implement successfully. Admittedly, some organizations have made amazing transformations. A key barrier in most change efforts is the motivation to change; all too often it is simply missing. We believe that the only way to ensure that organizations will be able to change is to design them to change. Although there are a variety of features that contribute to an organization that is “built to change” and effective, this article focuses on the role of rewards and motivation in promoting change.
Authors: Christopher G. Worley, Edward E. Lawler III
Source: University of Southern California
Subjects: Change Management, Management, Organizational Behavior