Academic Leadership: The Online Journal


Frank Gwavuya


In any organization, effective change management is a fundamental requirement for the success and continued survival of any business concern. It is almost impossible to read two consecutive issues of business papers in most countries without encountering at least one article about some organisation undergoing a major strategic or structural change. New units are acquired and old units sold off; divisions are created or combined; an organization moves from a functional to a matrix organizational structure; the authority of the chief executive officer or a staff department is increased or decreased; the new chief executive officer institutes a major reorganization; an entire level of management is eliminated and the decision making powers of lower level managers is dramatically increased