10 Principles of Change Management
Updated: 10 Principles of Leading Change Management This classic guide to organizational change management best practices has been updated for the current business environment. To read the newest article, click here. Or, to watch a related video, click on the play button above. Way back when (pick your date), senior executives in large companies had a simple goal for themselves and their organizations: stability. Shareholders wanted little more than predictable earnings growth. Market transparency, labor mobility, global capital flows, and instantaneous communications have blown that comfortable scenario to smithereens. This presents most senior executives with an unfamiliar challenge. Long-term structural transformation has four characteristics: scale (the change affects all or most of the organization), magnitude (it involves significant alterations of the status quo), duration (it lasts for months, if not years), and strategic importance. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.