Title: Issues in the implementation of strategic change programmes and a potential tool to enhance the process

Authors: Keith Bedingham, Tom Thomas

Addresses: Verax International Ltd., Administration and Research Centre, Taplins Court, Church Lane, Hartley Wintney, Hampshire, RG27 8XU, UK. ' Southampton Business School, Southampton Solent University, East Park Terrace, Southampton, SO14 0YN, UK

Abstract: This paper explores some fundamental ideas in the management of change programmes and looks at some of the basic problems that many organisations encounter during this process. The paper highlights the importance of involvement by key staff in this process and, in particular, stresses the value of the early stages of analysis and diagnosis. Too many organisations tend to proceed too quickly towards finding |solutions| without a firm understanding of the issues involved. Finally, the paper looks at a specific system that can be used to assist organisations in this process and highlights some of the success stories from companies that have adopted such a system.

Keywords: strategic change management; organisational development; strategic management; organisational development tools; strategic planning.

DOI: 10.1504/IJSCM.2006.011106

International Journal of Strategic Change Management, 2006 Vol.1 No.1/2, pp.113 - 126

Available online: 16 Oct 2006 *

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