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Library Management

ISSN: 0143-5124
Incorporates: Librarian Career Development

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Subject Area: Library and Information Studies

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Achieving readiness for organisational change

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Title:Achieving readiness for organisational change
Author(s):Ian Smith, (La Trobe University Library, Boondura, Australia)
Citation:Ian Smith, (2005) "Achieving readiness for organisational change", Library Management, Vol. 26 Iss: 6/7, pp.408 - 412
Keywords:Change management, Organizational change
Article type:Viewpoint
DOI:10.1108/01435120510623764 (Permanent URL)
Publisher:Emerald Group Publishing Limited

Purpose – Seeks to ontinue discussion of the critical role of people in organisational change.

Design/methodology/approach – Focuses on the importance of achieving change readiness, ways in which this may be achieved and means to assess organisational readiness for change.

Findings – Achieving and sustaining effective organisational change and renewal are an imperative. The people in organisations can be either the key to achieving effective change, or the biggest obstacles to success.

Originality/value – Highlights how managers attempting to achieve organisational change will be well served by paying attention to the need to create readiness for change – this at both the individual employee and whole-of-organisation level – and the ways in which this may be achieved.

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