Chapter 18. Reframing Change in Organizations: Training, Realigning, Negotiating, and Grieving

For years, the United States has been urged to align its weights and measures with the rest of the world, but in 2007, it was one of only three nations that had not yet officially converted to the metric system. This seems odd, given that the United States has little in common with the other two holdouts—Liberia and Myanmar. It also seems strange because, as far back as 1958, the Federal Register contained provisions that "all calibrations in the U.S. customary system of weights and measurements carried out by the National Bureau of Standards will continue to be based on metric measurement and standards." And seems even more peculiar because in 1996 ...

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