Chapter 1

Laying a Foundation for Change

In This Chapter

arrow Comprehending the cycle of change in business

arrow Recognizing change early in the game

arrow Evaluating your company's readiness for change

arrow Defining and modeling the change that needs to happen

arrow Preparing to lead and to fulfill specific roles

arrow Working within your organization's structure

Whether your company is changing technology to increase performance, merging with another organization to gain a competitive advantage, or facing strong economic pressures that are forcing things to be different, change is one of the few constants in business. Change can come from all directions and be driven by multiple reasons, but the core building block of successful change is always the same: Successful change means creating a strategy that links the people, the process, and the technology to create a better future state.

And although the motivation ...

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