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The 2011 Richard Beckhard Memorial Prize

The editors of MIT Sloan Management Review are pleased to announce the winner of this year’s Richard Beckhard Memorial Prize, awarded to the author of the most outstanding SMR article on planned change and organizational development published from fall 2009 to summer 2010.

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Chip Heath on Making Change Easier

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We all know change is hard -- and so people resist it. Right? Well, maybe not always. Chip Heath, a professor at Stanford's Graduate School of Business, gave an insightful presentation on that theme earlier this month at the World Innovation Forum conference in New York.



The Art of Making Change Initiatives Stick

Too many managers have experienced this scenario: The chief executive announces a bold new corporate initiative aimed at generating dramatic performance improvements. The initiative calls for sweeping changes in the company’s processes, systems and culture. The launch proceeds with great fanfare and a substantial investment of the company’s resources.


The Evolution of the Organizational Architect

After nearly two decades, technologists and strategists are still working out a productive alliance in the business world. Many companies accept that information technology enables their competitive edge, but their efforts to partner it with business are failing.

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