Applying Kotter's 8 Steps - Case Study
This case study looks into a real company situation where change is needed: a manufacturing organization that has to “lose weight” and become agile in order to regain profitability. The analysis focuses on the human aspects and HRM considerations of the change, including suggestions to help the successful transition. The key message is reminding managers to address the human needs of employees by developing a comprehensive change management and communication plan...
Building Management Teams in China
Some challenges are common in most part of the world: increasing competition; customers that want products faster, with better customization and quality and so on. These challenges are intensified by challenges with local flavors: quickly upcoming domestic competitors, “copycat products”, administrative hurdles. From the OB perspective, compared to large MNCs, SMEs additional challenge is how to create an effective company culture in China...
Change Management supported by Network Analysis (Case Study)
In an organization with more than 3500 employees, the management badly felt the need for a new organizational structure to enable more effective and more flexible operations. This was not the first time the organization tried reorganizations. In the previous years there were several attempts, but the results were not satisfactory...
Is Organization Development suitable for my company?
Read about what is OD, how it works, and why it is important. Learn about what kind of organizations it is suitable for, and get practical advice how to start it.
Leadership Competency Models in China
I have seen several multinational companies in China failing to implement well their Leadership Competency Models. Typical problems are that their “global” documents are out of cultural context: some of the behavior descriptions sound foreign here...
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