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The Change Management Fallacies

The Change Management Fallacies

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SAM Advanced Management Journal, vol. Volume 84, issue Edition 1

Abstract

The success ratio of organizational change management (OCM) remains at 50% or less for at least the last three decades, b/c such efforts fall prey to a number of fallacies. To start, change agents and managers alike have to shift from a possible change model to a probable model to increase the chances of better results and success ratios. In addition, they have to shift from a process theory of change to a practice theory of change, and more robust implementation strategies that have better chances of success. The conclusions are based on a comparison of over 240 change management field projects of which roughly one third demonstrated tangible results compared to one third that did not.