Change Management: Theory versus Practice

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Bouderlique, France

Change Management: Theory versus Practice

I would like to make a comparison between theory and practice in change management. I am writing a paper in which I discuss the following sentence: "I smoke, I know it is bad for me, but I won't stop".
I would like to highlight the fact that theory is hard to put in practice, but I don't know how to.
I didn't find any website where I can find an answer.
Moreover, I need examples, one where a change theory has been successful in practice, and one were it was not succesfull.
I already have explained the way to change in a company, based on Lewin's process of change (unfreezing, change, refreezing), and Force Field Analysis.
Could someone help and reply a tip, idea or experience? Thanks in advance.


Teacher, Pakistan

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Jaap de Jonge
Editor, Netherlands

The Immediacy of Non-conformance

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David Wilson
Manager, Canada

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Gary Wong
Consultant, Canada

Changing the Change Practice

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Rick Garlick
United States

I Smoke, I Know it is Bad for Me, But I Won't Stop

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Jaap de Jonge
Editor, Netherlands

Quitting Smoking and Change Management

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Frank Hughes, United Kingdom

I Smoke, I Know it is Bad for Me But I Won't Stop

The point is that theory is just that, and tends to be based in a Utopian environment where all the ... Sign up

Bouderlique, France

I Smoke, I Know it is Bad for Me But I Won't Stop

Thank you all for your answers, I have handed my paper in, I'll see if the teachers think the same a... Sign up

JC de Jong
Director, Netherlands

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Andrew Morrell, Australia

I Smoke, I Know it is Bad for Me But I Won't Stop

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Management Consultant, Egypt

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