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Combining project and change management for successful organizational change

Project management and change management have been posited in previous research as an excellent combination of techniques for projects that include organizational change. So how can the best of both worlds be combined to ensure a company project involving change is successful?

How to manage different phases of innovation

Good management of both people and processes are key to a successful innovation project. This paper focuses on the managerial concerns that arise throughout the different phases of an innovation project. Leading innovation projects is a tricky task, as it requires both the management of the innovation process and the people in the team.

How Nespresso netted the premium coffee market

Nespresso has managed to transform an everyday product – coffee – into a luxury good. But how on earth did they manage to do this? Coffee is a product typically perceived as widely available – so surely this means that customers are price sensitive? Nespresso have blown this belief apart with their system that allows consumers to make premium coffee at home.

Is there such a thing as too much change?

The study of change management is replete with literature expounding the positive impacts of change on organizations, but how much is too much? Change excessiveness is a phenomenon that could potentially have a negative impact on an organization if change management is not thoughtfully implemented. At the core of any organization is its people, and change affects people whether organizations as a whole realize it or not.

Innovative performance appraisal practices

Traditional performance appraisals are aimed at taking a snapshot of staff performance within a set timeframe, and may not work well in the current business world where skilled and talented employees are at a premium. Present-day organizations therefore need to develop an ongoing process to manage employee performance, ensure that the right competencies are being measured, and that feedback is carried out in as constructive a way as possible.

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