The Roles of Top and Middle Management in Change

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The Roles of Top and Middle Management in Change

Top management must commit itself in words and deeds to accomplish the planned change. We must go more for substance rather than form. Engagement is necessary and the role of middle management is crucial as facilitators and communicators.


Winston Roseval
Manager, Suriname

All Should be Involved in the Change

I agree with the fact that there is an important role assigned to middle management, but they shouldn't be the ONLY communicators of change.
In an open bureaucracy this certainty doesn't effect change expediently since only assigned 'middle management' will be able to bring change feedback and reactions to top management, while I believe all should be evolved in that part of change. Kotter states, 'communicate the vision', thus the more it is communicated, the stronger the interaction and the alliance.

Amir Ince Syafruddin
HR Consultant, Indonesia

Management Should Also Appoint Change Agents

@Winston Roseval: I agree with you and I think top management has to create a change agent in the mi... Sign up

Career Consultant, United States

The Role of Top and Middle Management in Bottom Up Change

@Winston Roseval: I have found the vision being created and communicated from the bottom up has resu... Sign up

Winston Roseval
Manager, Suriname

Creating Organizational Change Through Social Interaction

@Becky, I enjoyed your posting. I find it interesting that your organization starts off the change ... Sign up

Vince Mabutas
Manager, Philippines

Top Management Involvement in Change

Still, one coalition that must be built and to looked into is that of Top Management. You may not ha... Sign up

Frik Reynecke
Management Consultant, Saudi Arabia

Sponsorship and Management Involvement in Change Processes

Before you even get started with middle management; I believe it is important that there is a sponso... Sign up


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