"Change Management" by Shagun Jain.

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Massive change is impacting on all facets of society, creating new dimensions and great uncertainty. Instant communication, jet aircraft at three times the speed of sound, rioting student, the Hippy movement, the emerging independent black nation are all the changing dimensions of changing world. These are few of the earth shaking changes which have occurred in and around last two decades. The issue facing mankind today is how to manage such change.

Every facet of life from behavioral ethics to organizational and even national survival is undergoing change as forces external to facet changes. Three origins of change such as:




are identifiable. The origin of one change has an impact on other origin of changes. For example technological break thorough of the communication in computers resulted in tremendous change of behavioral through an extensive and immediate involvement of the average citizen in world event.

Earlier it was like one month to reach the person across the seven sea's but now it is on the click of the button.

The impact of the three change origins on the individual, on organization, and on geopolitical. The management of change by individual, organization, and national and international bodies is critical to survival and health in the decades ahead. The individual who invests his most formative years in an education and his most productive year in occupational activities must build his personal competence both to survive and manage change. Organizations require flexibility in structure and appropriate strategies if they are to survive and be viable in the decade ahead. And government, institutions, and international coordination must create the appropriate environment to permit individuals and organizations to prosper and create the fruits of civilization.


Our emphasis is primarily on how individuals and organizations can face...