What Is Planned and Unplanned Change in the Social Sciences?

Planned change, which is a systematic effort to move an organization into a new state, and unplanned change, which is pressure to make change exceeds the efforts of the organization to resist change, are two types of change that happen within an organization from either external or internal factors. Both planned and unplanned change typically involve changes in an organization's design, tasks, people, information systems and technology practices.