A new framework for managing change across cultures

  title={A new framework for managing change across cultures},
  author={F. Trompenaars and P. Woolliams},
  journal={Journal of Change Management},
  pages={361 - 375}
  • F. Trompenaars, P. Woolliams
  • Published 2002
  • Sociology
  • Journal of Change Management
  • A new paradigm for the management of change is proposed. Most existing frameworks tend to want to discard the current situation in favour of a new corporate culture, thus discarding the best of what already exists. The authors argue that changing an organisation's culture is a contradiction in terms. This is because cultures act to preserve themselves and to protect their own living existence. So rather than seeing change as a 'thing' opposing continuity, it is considered as a difference. The… CONTINUE READING
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