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Definition of Change Management

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Definition of Change Management

Change management is a systematic approach to dealing with change, both from the perspective of an organization and on the individual level. A somewhat ambiguous term, change management has at least three different aspects, including: adapting to change, controlling change, and effecting change. A proactive approach to dealing with change is at the core of all three aspects. For an organization, change management means defining and implementing procedures and/or technologies to deal with changes in the business environment and to profit from changing opportunities.

A useful definition of change management that I use is:

'the coordination of a structured period of transition from situation A to situation B in order to achieve lasting change within an organization'.

(BNET Business Dictionary)

In today's business environment and within its competitive landscape, change management is managing to ensure the business right across the organization and within each of it individual departments is continually embracing change and reviewing and adjusting within itself to do the best it possibly can, to get to the top, to stay on top.

Change Management is a firm's capability to implement and sustain changes to its Strategy, Structure and its People that will result in the firm achieving the business results it seeks.

Change management is a method of business improvement for organizations.

So in last we can say that Change Management: the process, tools and techniques to manage the people-side of change processes, to achieve the required outcomes, and to realize the change effectively within individuals, teams, and the wider systems.

To Understand What Is Change Management We First Must Look At What Makes A Business?

Every organization can be summed up to be a combination of these three elements: the +S10.23


tructure, the People and the Strategy. Any change in any area of an organization will affect at least one or all of these elements.

The necessary skill for change management specialists is being able to align these three elements together.

The STRUCTURE is the systems and processes and physical resources that support the strategic objectives of the organisation. Change management specialists will review questions such as:

• Does your firm have a complete and properly structured management operating


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