Implementation · Investigation · Leading change

Understanding the background to power in a group

To really understand any team, it is important to understand the distribution of power within the group and how that power is exercised. Similarly, in order to understand the challenges of implementing change in a group, it is useful to understand what impact that change will have on the power within the group. Some of… Continue reading Understanding the background to power in a group

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Power, politics and readiness for change

Early in my career, I was told that “middle management” are often the main obstacle to progress in an organisation. The middle managers, so the theory goes, see every change as either a threat to their hard-won business empire (resulting in less staff, less authority, a loss in status etc) or a chance to use… Continue reading Power, politics and readiness for change