Relevance of Change Management Theories?


 
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Relevance of Change Management Theories?
Drazen, Entrepreneur, Australia, Member
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?...Register
 

 
Relevance of Change Management Theories
Adrian Labuschagne, CEO, South Africa, Member
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 ...
 

 
Relevance of Change Management Theories?
davide storni
In my opinion, there is not a contrast between theory and practice, theories come from experience and you cannot act if you don't have a theory in ...
 

 
Relevance of Change Management Theories According to Einstein
Arunas Beksta, management consultant and trainer, Lithuania, Member
If I am not mistaken Einstein said that there is nothing more practical than good theory :-) . The problem is to find the relevant theory for y...
 

 
Relevance of Change Management Theories: First Step
Denis Cavallucci, Professor, France, Member
Theories are (only) the first step of a change. The world doesn't feel it needs theories, but does feels it needs a translation into methods an...
 

 
Relevance of Change Management Theories: Foundation
Brendan Dunphy, Business Consultant, France, Member
I think the theories are essential but only the beginning or foundation for understanding and making change. In reality, most change projects b...
 

 
Relevance of Change Management Theories: Training
David Wilson, Manager, Canada, Premium Member
Most managers need to be trained to handle change. The problem is many organizations try to change without strategies, plans, structures, syste...
 

 
Theories Illuminate Practice
Bomo Albert-Oguara, Manager, Nigeria, Member
Theories depend on the empirical. They illuminate practice and without them managers and the management of enterprises will flounder. Managing change ...
 

 
Relevance of Change Management Theories: Learn from Past Experience
Weijand, Manager, Netherlands, Member
Since the beginning of mankind, mankind have been changing things. People were hardly thinking about theories... My opinion is that the relevance of t...
 

 
Relevance of Change Management Theories
Gary Uptigrove, HR Consultant, United States, Member
- If you are in a very "top-down" managed organization then change happens because a senior executive...
 

 
Relevance of Change Management Theories - Difference
Geoff Atkinson, Consultant, United Kingdom, Member
I think we have to deal with everyone as we find them. All the useful models about individual response to change emphasise difference (and inde...
 

 
My Reflections on the Relevance of Change Management Theories
Corbette Doyle, Professor, United States, Member
I spent the last 15 of a 30 year corporate role responsible for major change management initiatives. Honestly, I learned more about effective change s...
 

 
Change Management Theories: Feel Comfortable
Franz Barth, Manager, Austria, Member
The Greek philosopher Heraklit said. "Panta rhei". We need a theory to feel comfortable and it helps us to change the present. The eight-stage process...
 

 
Change Management Theories?
James MacQueen, Consultant, United States, Member
After 20 years of practice in organizational change and development, I'm not aware of any change management theories. Models such as Kotter's and ADKA...
 

 
Sanctity of Change Management Theories in the Changing Environment
D P BABU, Strategy Consultant, India, Member
Basic management theories for getting things done broadly coordinate human effort in resource utilization. Unless you apply strategic tools and...
 

 
Update to Change Management Theories
Drazen, Entrepreneur, Australia, Member
Out of the people who have responded to the topic of change management theories. How many of you would say that you don't use theories because the org...
 

 
Change Management Theories: Involve Whole Organization
David Wilson, Manager, Canada, Premium Member
Change management is not well managed in most organizations and thus it seems complicated. Successful leaders involve the whole organization using a "...
 

 
Individual and Group Theories for Change Management
Keith Brockbank, Lecturer, United Kingdom, Member
Change management involves people as both individuals and as groups. Most theories tend to be directed at one or the other. However, Rosabeth M...
 

 
Sub-conscious Change Management
David Bovis, Business Consultant, United Kingdom, Member
All credit to Drazen for the question. The sub-conscious belief and attitude to change in leaders is the key to sustainability, innovation, creativity...
 

 
Relevance of Change Management Theories: Have Options
Rafael Acosta, Coach, United States, Member
The theories are great to understand the problem and develop an options list. Choosing the right options is the "art" once your on the path the...
 

 
Theories Vanish When We Have Knowledge
Milind Kotwal, Consultant, India, Member
Theories are empirical in nature and are based on one's understanding of reality. Generally this understanding is not complete and is based on persona...
 

 
Relevance of Change Management Theory
tan liong choon, Management Consultant, Singapore, Member
My sense is that change management theory is just a tool.
The success or failure will depend very much on the application of the theory in develo...
 

 
What Lies Beneath
Lisa Buchan, Manager, New Zealand, Member
I think David Bovis has hit the nail on the head here - without dealing with what lies beneath behaviour (call it attitude, authenticity or way of ...
 

 
Sub-conscious Change Management - Cont
David Bovis, Business Consultant, United Kingdom, Member
Once belief-performance links are clearly understood, it can also be seen that many current 'theories' and standard systems actually promote action...
 

 
Change Management Frameworks
David Wilson, Manager, Canada, Premium Member
Based on David Bovis' comments regarding sustainable change - does that mean we can use the McKinsey 7S or Galbraith Sta...
 

 
Change Management
David Bovis, Business Consultant, United Kingdom, Member
David, I've looked at mcKinsey's 7S etc. And as much as it recognises 'people' just as Nadler and Tushman do in their Congruence model,
 

 
The Use of Models and Frameworks for When Looking at Change
Drazen, Entrepreneur, Australia, Member
Models and frameworks which I find to be most relevant when looking at change initiatives / situations are that of the
 

 
Triangle of Fire and Change
Philip Oldfield, Project Manager, United Kingdom, Member
Change must have a value, often this is placed in terms of cashable benefits (organisationally), however, don't dismiss the importance of non-cashable...
 

 
What's Missing in many Change Management Theories
Schon Beechler
The best book/article I have ever read on this topic is "The real reason why people won't change" by Kegan and Laslow, Harvard Business Review,...
 

 
Change Management Theories
Roger Dugas
Once we label something as a “change”, we immediately begin to make things more complicated than they are… People regularly face much bigger person...
 

 
Change Management Vision
David Wilson, Manager, Canada, Premium Member
I agree that organizations need to tell people what's changing. The failure of many major change initiatives, is that the executives driving the chang...
 

 
Relevance of Change Management Theories
D P BABU, Strategy Consultant, India, Member
Shall we then simply say these are not theories, but only insights during management practices which keep on changing constantly....
 

 
Update on Change Theories
Drazen, Entrepreneur, Australia, Member
Based on the comments which have been received and my own interpretations of various literature and reflecting on my personal work experience I would ...
 

 
Change Management Theories
David Bovis, Business Consultant, United Kingdom, Member
Labelling something as 'change' when 'change' is inevitable and ethernal is a mistake that sets the wrong context. Suggesting any change is "deeply em...
 

 
Consider Behaviour in Change Theories!
Drazen, Entrepreneur, Australia, Member
I find behaviour is linked to change, I also find that psychology gets discarded when it comes to the implementation of change. Although I ment...
 

 
The Problem with Change Management Theories
Schon Beechler
Building on the comments above, I think that part of the "problem" with our theories, as well as our practice, is that we continue to treat complex...
 

 
Change Theories are Tools You Can Use
Rebecca Roe, United States, Member
I see relevance in change management theories because change is inevitable in order to grow and progress. I agree with many in this forum who wonder a...
 

 
Relevance of Change Management Theories
ravin albert, Manager, South Africa, Member
It is crucial to understand the theoretical fundamentals underpinning change management. After all, theory without practice is sterile and practice...
 

 
Change Management Application of Theory
Jon M. Huegli, Management Consultant, United States, Member
As one of the pioneers contributing in organization development and change management, both as a behavioral scientist and as an executive practitioner...
 

 
Change Models Must Put People in the Center
Bomo Albert-Oguara, Manager, Nigeria, Member
The only change theory or model that matters to me is one that puts people right in the middle of change management. Change management involves the le...
 

 
The Detail of the People System
David Bovis, Business Consultant, United Kingdom, Member
I agree with Bomo in many respects. To fully understand the people system, i.e. the root cause of behaviours that become performance and generate prof...
 

 
Relevance of Change Management Theory
temitayo olutoye, Student (MBA), Nigeria, Member
I believe the theories give us a direction, they act as a propeller for the change. But, the human angle to change must not be overlooke...
 

 
Relevance of Change Management Theories
ernest agbenohevi, Consultant, Ghana, Member
Change management theories can serve as a guide as well as providing an understanding to the process of change and the required response...
 

 
Change Management : do Managers even Consider it?
ernest agbenohevi, Consultant, Ghana, Member
I believe that many managers may not be necessarily aware of of the backgrounds of change theory and are basically pursuing change.
Several organ...
 

 
 



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