Planning and Managing Change

The Capable Manager — Book 8

The Open University

Publisher: The Open University, 1996, 63 pages

ISBN: 0-7492-4919-6

Keywords: Change Management, MBA

Last modified: Jan. 25, 2014, 1:12 p.m.

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  • Session 1 Change
    • Introduction
    • 1.1 Why is Change Important?
    • 1.2 Change and You
      • External pressures for change
      • Internal pressures for change
        • The top-down approach
        • The bottom-up approach
        • The expert approach
        • Combining all three approaches
    • Summary and objectives
  • Session 2 Analysing Change Situations
    • Introduction
    • 2.1 Levels of Change
    • 2.2 Attitudes and Roles
    • 2.3 Forcefield Analysis
      • Driving forces
      • Restraining forces
    • 2.4 Restraining Forces: Resistance to Change
    • Summary and objectives
  • Session 3 Choosing a Change Strategy
    • Introduction
    • 3.1 Strategies for Planning and Implementing Change
      • Directive strategies
      • Negotiating strategies
      • Normative strategies
      • Analytical strategies
      • Action-centred strategies
    • 3.2 Factors Affecting the Choice of a Change Strategy
    • Summary and objectives
  • Session 4 Change Programmes
    • Introduction
    • 4.1 Three Stages of Implementing Change
      • Stage 1 — unfreezing
      • Stage 2 — changing
      • Stage 3 — refreezing
    • 4.2 Evaluating Change
    • 4.3 A Checklist for Change
      • Video Notes — 'Controlling change at Boots'
    • 4.4 Drawing the Threads Together
    • Summary and objectives


Planning and Managing Change

Reviewed by Roland Buresund

Decent ****** (6 out of 10)

Last modified: May 21, 2007, 3:16 a.m.

MBA material, what do you expect?


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