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Managing Change and Transition by Harvard Business School Press

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7

Toward Continuous Change

Staying Competitive through Change

Key Topics Covered in This Chapter

  • An explanation of continuous incremental change and its advantages
  • How to determine whether people can handle continuous change
  • Tips for implementing continuous incremental change in your workplace

PREVIOUS chapters have treated change and change management as a onetime event. The company, having done its thing for many years, suddenly throws the cards in the air, everyone gets involved in reform and improvement, and then it’s over.We call this “discontinuous change”—a single, abrupt shift from the past. The momentum of the organization is shifted, hopefully to a higher level of performance or in a more promising direction.

But the benefits of ...

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