Oditor, Vol. VII, No. S01/2021

Ana Slavković[1]

Date received: 04.01.2021.
Date accepted: 24.04.2021.
UDK: 005.591:005.72


The aim of this paper is to discusses the relationship between management of continuous and episodic changes, the conditions necessary for their implementation, as well as the ways in which they contribute to the progress of the organization. A prerequisite for organizational change is the need to improve organization to the degree of readiness for change, which requires not only the restructuring of organizational systems and processes, but also the management of employee reaction, in which important role has organizational psychologist. To achieve this aim there is a need to form flexible and adaptive organizational culture which enables easy acceptance of both episodic and continuous changes. Although only episodic changes can push organizations into the next phase of development, small, continuous changes provide a basis for the changes that make organization evolve. To survive in today’s rapidly changing environment, organizations must develop the capacity for continuous change, which requires flexible organizational structures, culture and employee commitment to continuously adapt to the environment and change within the organization. Episodic and continuous changes cannot be observed separately. Integrating both perspectives provides a more complete picture of the same phenomena.

Key words: management, continuous and episodic organizational change, organizational development, organizational culture.

[1] Magistar Ana Slavković, doctoral student, University of Novi Sad, Faculty of Philosophy, Zorana Điđića Boulevard 2, Novi Sad, Republic of Serbia, Email: psihologija.ana@gmail.com