Change Management


Planned change management allows managers and practitioners to incorporate specific tasks and events into each stage of the change process. The concept explores how to face highly dynamic and complex environments and how to make the most of an organisational change.

Technique Overview

Change Management

Change Management Definition

Change management is the systematic approach to adjusting and transitioning organisational processes, procedures, strategies, attitudes, functions or technologies from their existing state to one that is considered superior (Burnes, 2009; Cameron and Green, 2009).

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  • Buchanan, D.A. and Storey, J. (1997) Role-taking and Role-switching in Organizational Change: The Four Pluralities. In I. McLoughlin and M. Harris (Eds.), Innovation, Organizational Change and Technology, International Thompson, London.
  • Burnes, B. (2004) Kurt Lewin and the Planned Approach to Change: A re-Appraisal. Journal of Management Studies, Vol. 41(6), pp. 977–1002.
  • Burnes, B. (2009) Managing Change. (5th Ed.) Pearson Education, Essex, UK.
  • Cameron, E. and Green, M. (2009) Making Sense of Change Management. (2nd Ed.) Kogan Page Ltd, London.

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