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A Systemic Approach to Organizational Role and the Management of Change

  • Robert French
  • Peter Simpson

Abstract

This paper describes an action research project undertaken over the period of one year with the senior management group of a Civil Service organization. Like much of the UK Public Sector in recent years, this organization has experienced a period of radical change, including restructuring, delayering, and projected staff cuts of approximately 20%. The challenge has been to manage the transition from a traditional bureaucracy to a new organizational form (Cravens, Piercy and Shipp, 1996).

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Organizational Form Senior Management Chief Executive Action Research Project Organizational Role 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1997

Authors and Affiliations

  • Robert French
    • 1
  • Peter Simpson
    • 1
  1. 1.Bristol Business SchoolUniversity of the West of EnglandUK

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