Encouraging successful change

Yemm, Graham
March 2007
Management Services;Spring2007, Vol. 51 Issue 1, p40
Academic Journal
The article discusses the principles of the effective implementation of change. In implementing change, there are many tools to work with, from the early quality programs, through kaizen and Six-Sigma to lean thinking, lean processes and agile manufacturing. The difficulty is that many people further down the organization still perceive change as threatening or something negative. Change can be enhanced further by involving more of the personnel in all or part of this process. Communication of the need for change and how it needed to be carried out will be much easier with the involvement of the staff.


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