Key Roles in Managing Change:
A number of individuals are included in implementing, facilitating, & stabilising the change procedure in an organisation and they play a significant role in the process. Prominent among them are Change Makers, Change Agents, and Change Leaders.
A Change Agent is a person who pilots the transformation of a company within an organisation of eminence through
1 Giving direction during the planning phase,
2 Facilitating the implementation procedure,
3 Supporting those who set off the changes, and
4 Mobilising those who resist the change.
Who could be a Change Agent
A change agent might be a manager or non-manager, a full time organisational development professional, or a leader of a division charged along with the responsibility of bringing about change within his/her area.
A typology of change agents has been established based on the subsequent four categories:
- A change agent could be an individual, a group, or it may be an organisational unit;
- There organisational position could be either internal/external;
- There cultural background could be indigenous/non-indigenous, governmental or private, or a combination of both; and
- An organisation system could be an economic, commonwealth, service, mutual advantages, or community system.