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The Imperative of Development and Change, 2nd Ed.

Managing Development and Change -- Unit 8

The Open University

Publisher: The Open University, 1997 , 60 pages

ISBN: 0-7492-7964-8

Keywords: Change Management, MBA

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  • Session 1 Individual Responsiveness to Change
    • 1.1 Middle Manager as a Change Agent
    • 1.2 Individual Preferences and Change
      • Adaptors and innovators
      • Applying thinking style to effecting change
    • 1.3 Reactions to Change
      • Responding to resistance to change
        • Level 1 — the organization
        • Level 2 — the department or group
        • Level 3 — the individual
  • Session 2 Organizational Responsiveness to Change
    • 2.1 Working the Levers of Change
      • Values
      • Ownership
      • Customers
      • Actors
      • Transformation
      • Environment
    • 2.2 The Influence of Structural Factors
    • 2.3 The Influence of Cultural Factors
    • 2.4 Network Organizations and the Manager as Broker
  • Session 3 Characteristics of Change
    • 3.1 The Complexity of Change
      • Hard and soft change situations
      • Difficulties and messes
      • Bounded and unbounded change
      • Identifying boundaries
    • 3.2 Perceptions of Change
      • Common sense is not the same as common understanding
        1. Personal assumptions
        2. Cultural differences
        3. Ideological differences
      • Taking account of different perspectives
    • 3.3 A Framework for Locating Change Strategies
  • Session 4 Charting Development and Change
    • 4.1 Bar or Gantt Charts
    • 4.2 Network Diagrams
      • Critical Path Analysis
    • 4.3 Control Loop Diagrams
  • Session 5 The Wider Picture
    • 5.1 The Power of Diagramming
    • 5.2 Communicating Change
    • 5.3 Viewing the World Holistically

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The Imperative of Development and Change

by Roland Buresund last modified 2014-01-25 16:17

Rating: ****** (Decent)

MBA material, what do you expect?


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