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“In any organization change can be perceived as being something positive or something negative. People are naturally hesitant to change to a new way of doing things based on their level of comfort. To have an organization change its culture from one way of thinking to another depends on the capabilities of the management staff. When a company wants to change its operational culture there two types of cultures that affect this change and they are “National Culture” and Organizational Culture”. Swink, Melnyk, Cooper, & Hartley (2009) states it is important to recognize that people from different nations or regions differ from each other in a number of ways:

1. Different ways of looking at things.

2. Different ways of dressing.

3. Different ways of expressing personality and what constitutes goodness or success.

4. Different ways of interacting with each other.

5. Different skills.

Identify a change currently occurring in your organization. Provide a background for your classmates of the rationale behind this change. If you were assigned to support and manage this change, how would you do this? What would you do differently in managing and supporting this change?

I need some help writing notes for a powerpoint on changing a health care organization to an electronic system. In this part, I am just describing possible organizational and individual barriers to change. Attached are the barriers I found for this part. Would you be interested in helping me with the notes? I am doing two or three slides for this part so only need the notes enough for this part. One part is organizational barriers and the other part is individual barriers.

Organizational Barriers to Change
-Undefined goals and objectives
-Financial and environmental
-Lack of resource or bad resource allocation
-Structural
-Communication or lack thereof
-Poor leadership
-Lack of preparation for new roles
-Inadequate planning for requirements
-Cultural issues

Individual Barriers
-Fear of change
-Fear of the unknown
-Economic factors
-Misunderstanding
-Habit