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`This is an exceptional book. It tempted me to throw out most of my collected works on the management of change, because the author has somehow succeeded by including almost every aspect of educational change that any practitioner would wish to consider....Overall this is a very stimulating book. It is packed with information and the ideas and concepts contained could pack a school development plan for many years' - School Leadership and Management The theories and practices from the literature on business, manufacturing and commerce which inform principles for managing change in education are identified in this book.The author shows how the complexity of change can be addressed effectively. O

Organizational Factors and Change
Organizational factors and change
Introduction

There are certain features of institutions and organizations that have to be addressed if change is to be successful. Egan (1994) has referred to the ‘shadow side’ of organizations – the dynamics at work in them – and has stressed the importance of ensuring that they are working effectively to promote and facilitate change.1 If companies are to survive they need to become more flexible, responsive, adaptive, and engaged in continuous development and change (Coulson-Thomas, 1991). Work will need to be delegated to multifunctional teams, and project managers will replace hierarchical management structures, i.e. management structures will become flatter, extensive networking will take place and change will be facilitated through experts and expertise.

Champy and Nohria (1996a: xv) suggest ...

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