Many factors, internal and external to organizations, impact the need for change. Since 2020, when the COVID-19 pandemic was first recognized on a large scale, many organizations have undergone major changes, thereby impacting employees, departments, organizations, and society as a whole. Select an organization in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, of your choice, and explain how COVID-19 has impacted that organization. Then, explain how COVID-19, which is an external factor, has not only impacted your organization but has also impacted Saudi Vision 2030.
Embed course material concepts, principles, and theories, which require supporting citations along with two scholarly peer-reviewed references in supporting your answer. Keep in mind that these scholarly references can be found in the Saudi Digital Library by conducting an advanced search specific to scholarly references.
You are required to reply to at least two peer discussion questions and post answers to this weekly discussion question and/or your instructor’s response to your posting. These post replies need to be substantial and constructive in nature. They should add to the content of the post and evaluate/analyze that post answer. Normal course dialogue doesn’t fulfill these two peer replies but is expected throughout the course. Answering all course questions is also required.
Chapter 1 in Organizational Change: An Action-Oriented Toolkit
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