Change is now widely accepted as an inevitable consequence of
modern management. As such, practitioners from various disciplines are required to take responsibility for the management of change and its resultant transitions. In most organisational contexts, the nature and dynamics of instituting change and leading transitions are very similar. This article discusses the causes of change in a volatile global and local environment, explains the
difference between change, transition, and transformation, and explores facts about change and people's reactions to it. The eight common mistakes in change management are deliberated upon and their solutions are given. After various challenges for initiating change have been formulated, some
guidelines for the role of communication in the management of change are provided.
Jones, Peta; Maroge, Mashudu Jackson; South African Society for Agricultural Extension. Conference (44th : 2010 : Langebaan, South Africa); SASAE Conference (44th : 2010 : Langebaan, South Africa)(South African Society for Agricultural Extension, 2010-05)
Paper presented at the South African Society for Agricultural Extension Conference 4 - 7 May 2010 "The Impact of Climate Change on Extension Delivery in South Africa", Langebaan, Western Cape, South Africa.
Gibbon, P.; Habib, A.; Jansen, Jonathan D.; Parekh, A.(South African Association of Research and Development in Higher Education, 2001)
This second article in a three-part series published in the South African Journal of Higher Education, describes the various ways in which "academic identity'' informed the politics and shaped the outcomes of "restructuring'' ...