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Managing Change and Transition by Harvard Business School Press

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Are You Change-Ready?

Preparing for Organizational Change

Key Topics Covered in This Chapter

  • Why leaders must be respected and effective for change to happen
  • The role of motivation in change- readiness
  • The importance of a nonhierarchical culture in implementing change
  • Tips on how to become “change-ready”

THE INFORMATION and advice given in this book will be of little use if your organization is not “change-ready.” By change-ready we mean that the people and structure of the organization are prepared for and capable of change. An organization is change-ready when three conditions are present:

  1. Leaders are respected and effective.
  2. People feel personally motivated to change.
  3. The organization is nonhierarchical and people are accustomed to ...

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