revolution is demanded, but normally
evolutionary change is more effective.
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How you change a business unit to adapt to
shifting economy and markets is a matter of management style.
change, that involves setting direction, allocating responsibilities, and
establishing reasonable timelines for achieving objectives, is relatively
painless. However, it is rarely fast enough or comprehensive enough to move
ahead of the curve in an evolving world where stakes are high, and the
response time is short.
When faced with market-driven urgency, abrupt and
disruptive change, such as
organizational transformation, dramatic downsizing or reengineering,
may be required to keep the company
9 Signs of a
In situations when timing
is critical to success, and companies must get
more efficient and
rapidly, revolutionary change is demanded.
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When choosing between evolutionary change and
revolutionary action, you as a
leader must pursue a
and pragmatic approach. Swinging too far to revolutionary extreme may create
that is so impatient, and so focused on change, that it fails to give new
initiatives and new personnel time to take root, stabilize, and grow. What's
more, it creates a high-tension environment that intimidates rather than
nurtures people, leaving them with little or no emotional investment in the
company," warns Mark Stevens, the author of Extreme Management.