Organizational Change model LO12836

Scott Simmerman (
Sun, 9 Mar 1997 10:24:23 -0500

Replying to LO12782. Rose Wentz said:

> What I am still trying to locate is a model that describes WHY it is
> even necessary for organizations to change. My personal theory is
> that organizations need to grow and change just as people do.
> Organizations are made of people not of wood and concrete thereby
> they need to change with the people who are the organization.

The "wood" idea reminded me of an old thought on leading change:

"With people as with wood, a little glue and slight pressure produces
a much stronger bond than a Big Hammer and a bunch of nails."

Change is really continuous continous improvement (the mission of the
Department of Redundancy Department) -- that is the key to improvment.
But that's unusually unusual in many organizations.

For the FUN of It!

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