Title: Building a foundation for high performance

Authors: Harvey Kolodny

Addresses: Joseph L. Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto, 105 St. George Street, Toronto, ON M5S 3E6, Canada

Abstract: This paper presents the detailed steps involved in building a foundation for a high performance work organisation. The steps are a part of a comprehensive model of the organisational change process. The model was developed within the context of manufacturing organisations but is considered to be applicable to a wide range of organisational sectors and organisational changes such as TQM or reengineering or teams. While only the front end of the Organisation Change Process Model is presented, it is this foundation for building a high performance organisation that is often given short shrift by managers anxious to change their organisations rapidly and it is their inattention to the foundation that is often the cause of the failure of their change initiatives.

Keywords: organisational change; high performance; high commitment; heightened awareness; organisational choice; organisational readiness.

DOI: 10.1504/IJTM.1998.002652

International Journal of Technology Management, 1998 Vol.16 No.1/2/3, pp.1-10

Published online: 04 Jul 2003 *

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