Management Insight for Effective Organisational Change

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Overcoming resistance to change is usually cited as one of the biggest challenges in the work of a continuous improvement practitioner. Yet, as volatile markets and technological disruption continue to accelerate the pace at which companies must respond to change, it is clear that companies must get better – and faster – at dealing with it.

Yet organisational change is a well trodden path; the key is to learn to apply the lessons of those who have gone before.

This article compilation, of a series of columns authored by Dr. Robert Swaim published on, explores the enduring truths on managing change in the works of management consultant Dr. Peter F. Drucker – who has been hailed as one of the greatest management thinkers of the last hundred years. It examines the reasons driving change in enterprise, common ways that change efforts fail, and explores a simple formula to help you better manage the "change equation".