Managing Change; New Contexts New Competences

Boddy, David; Buchanan, David
April 1989
Management Services;Apr89, Vol. 33 Issue 4, p30
The environment in which organisations work today is turbulent, and is changing more rapidly and more radically than ever before. This is placing new demands on managers, on the skills and competences required for the effective management of change. "Management Services" has been asked by the Training Agency to identify these new demands and their implications, and to produce appropriate management development materials and programmes. These should help improve or augment the skills that managers possess. As one part of that process, the journal is asking its readers about their experience of managing changes, now or in the recent past. This could relate to a "one-off' project, or a broader process of linked changes over a period. In return for the inputs, the readers will get an analysis of the results of the survey, an invitation to one of a series of free briefings to be held around the country during May and June 1989, and a summary of the conclusions and lessons from the study as a whole which will include many practical tips on developing the skills of managing change.


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