The Art and Science of Change Management

The Art and Science of Change Management

The odds of making a successful organizational change are often against you. The key to success is recognizing that change management is not only a technical challenge but a cultural and behavioral challenge as well. Get three of the most read and discussed articles from MIT SMR's change management archive.

Articles included with this collection:

How to Change an Organization Without Blowing It Up
By Karen Golden-Biddle

The Art of Making Change Initiatives Stick
By Michael A. Roberto and Lynne C. Levesque

How to Change a Culture: Lessons From NUMMI
By John Shook

Articles included in this collection

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How to Change an Organization Without Blowing It Up

Too often, organizational change occurs all at once, on a large scale, and often in response to crisis. Yet we know from a great deal of experience that such transformation attempts often fail, fostering employee discontent and producing mediocre solutions with little lasting impact. Continuously pursuing smaller-scale changes — and weaving them together — offers a practical middle path between large-scale transformation and small-scale pilot projects