`This body of knowlege should be of interest to human resource management specialists. ...[and] to those who are interested in developing their knowledge and understanding of corporate learning and what a learning organisations is. Indeed, [it]... will appeal ...to academics as it offers a useful introduction ....and offers some pointers for devising human resource management strategies' - Peter Trim, University of London, British Academy of Management News `Drs Richard C Huseman and Jon P Goodman set forth a strategic model for conceptualizing and leveraging knowledge that is invaluable for executives who want to capture, share, and leverage the power of knowledge assets.' - Thomas Sattelberger, Corpora

Major Strategies for Coping with Change

Major strategies for coping with change

Knowledge is the antidote to fear.

—Ralph Waldo Emerson

By the mid-1960s, the classic corporation was feeling the dual pressures of competition and technological change. Managers were desperate to meet the new challenge of competition, but the old hierarchy and management styles of the classic corporation were ill suited for a quick turnaround. The classic corporation was designed to maintain the status quo.

In this climate, a wave of management trends surfaced and affected the classic corporation and its employees. What is currently called reengineering has known many other names in the past, but one central theme remains: To compete, corporations have had to dramatically change the way they do business. As change became discontinuous, it challenged ...

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