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    RFI: Change Management

    The company I'm employed by is part of a group of companies. Until now each company has been more or less autonomous.

    Our corporate office has decide to start folding a number of departments into "group" departments, which I support in principle. I.T. has been chosen as the pilot for this.

    However, I see little planning or thought beyond making The Change.

    Can someone recommend books, web sites, etc where I can source information, so I can at least offer some constructive advise/criticism? Something with check lists would be ideal.

    TIA
    Granville

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    Re: RFI: Change Management

    *Good* luck!! They'll start by creating a centralized IT department and then they'll create separate groups of IT people for each company (if they're smart). Then they'll probably hamstring everybody by trying to centralize all the decision making. <img src=/S/igiveup.gif border=0 alt=igiveup width=31 height=23>

    Wish I could help. It sounds like either someone went to a management seminar or someone hired a consultant! <img src=/S/laugh.gif border=0 alt=laugh width=15 height=15> Have you tried the TechRepublic site? Some of their checklists, etc., might be of use.
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    Re: RFI: Change Management

    Hadn't looked at TechRepublic before, although I've seen it mentioned, thanks.

    Your scenario sounds very much like the proverbial circle in that we are currently hamstrung by having to go through the corporate office now. <img src=/S/surrender.gif border=0 alt=surrender width=31 height=23> The intention is to give us all "more direct access". (Now, I need a "no prisoners" emoticon! <img src=/S/evilgrin.gif border=0 alt=evilgrin width=15 height=15>)
    Granville

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    Re: RFI: Change Management

    The bride has some Organization Development/Change Management contacts, so I asked her nicely to go fishing for you. In the meantime, see if Future Search is of interest or use; apologies if turns out to be too US Centric, I didn't delve deepy.
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