Title: Edification: towards a philosophy for change management

Authors: Chen H. Chung

Addresses: School of Management, Gatton College of Business and Economics, University of Kentucky, 425E Business and Economics Building, Lexington, KY 40506-0034, USA

Abstract: This paper proposes an |edification| philosophy for change management. In place of the traditional concept of |going from here to there| for change management, the edification philosophy recognises that states are transient and that the process of change is just a series of redescriptions. The edification philosophy is to enhance our awareness through a continuing conversation which is nothing but a series of redescriptions generated by the participating parties. The edification philosophy thus facilitates the organisation|s redescription process and therefore, the tasks of change management.

Keywords: change management; edification; philosophy of change; redescription.

DOI: 10.1504/IJISCM.2007.015596

International Journal of Information Systems and Change Management, 2007 Vol.2 No.3, pp.207 - 216

Available online: 02 Nov 2007

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