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Affecting Organization Change
Affecting organization change
The Management Attribute

Think about the following claim: “Every position exists to drive change.” How does our perspective about public or nonprofit organizations change when we view them through the lenses of change? There is a paradox, especially in the public sector, wherein organizations simultaneously stay the same yet change. Public organizations are expected to stay true to certain values and traditions, but organizational life is not motionless. Change happens, and healthy organizations are ones that can adapt to changes.

Confucius once said, “What I hear, I forget, what I see, I remember, what I do, I understand.” It is not enough to alter practice or action; we must alter behavior, which is action plus intention. To change an organization is ...

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