Progressive change management keys towards organisational effectiveness

Engelbrecht, David Johannes (2001-03)

Thesis (MBA)--Stellenbosch University, 2001.


Organisations find themselves in a challenging and changing environment. The focus of the study is to use the Marden diagnostic model of change management as a guide to transform organisations in order to meet competitive challenges of changing market conditions. The first half of the study underlines the need for organisations to stay in a mode of constant change. It explains the systems approach to organisational change that is prescribed by the Marden diagnostic model of change. The change process is initiated by focusing the organisation on a new strategy that will be the route map towards future prosperity. Various diagnostic tools are explored to discover the current position of the organisation. Intervention strategies are recommended to mobilize the organisation to move closer to the strategic vision. The latter half of the study deals with skills to manage the change process. These skills include consultation, leadership, teamwork, managing conflict, communication and negotiation. The study concludes with a practical framework that can be used by management to measure the success of the change process, and maintain momentum throughout the organisation.

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