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Relevance of Change Management Theories?

My interpretation of change management theory in a practical sense is that change theories are never used, but are more sub-consciously instilled within managers. Although it could possibly be proved that some strategies which are implemented are based on some change management theories.

⇨ What relevance would you believe change management theory holds in a practical context? Do you as a manager ever even consider it?

  Adrian Labuschagne
CEO, South Africa

Relevance of Change Management Theories

I believe the theories are very sound - but only humans can induce change. Having participated in a number of large projects I am apt to agree that "bottom line" metrics override all other operational management considerations. In a country where we dismally failed at mass change management my view is that we must not "throw out the baby with the bathwater". But how do we make acceptance of change as a positive force practical?

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  David Bovis
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  Rafael Acosta
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  Lisa Buchan
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