The feasibility and benefits of a participative approach to change within power solutions

Shipley, LA, 2011. The feasibility and benefits of a participative approach to change within power solutions. MPhil, Nottingham Trent University.

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Abstract

This thesis comprises of 3 documents and is concerned with a participative approach to change within an organisational setting. The organisation in question is Power Solutions which is a business unit of Balfour Beatty Utility Solutions. Document 1 aims to explore the key issues that influence people’s ability to adapt to a changing organisational environment. Through an initial review of literature, the significance and effect of organisational culture, change management strategy and leadership style is questioned. The comprehensive review of the literature in Document 2 seeks to understand the feasibility and benefits of adopting a participative approach to organisational change within Power Solutions. Using an information systems project as an example, the results of the literature review indicate that organisations which initiate a participative approach to change need supportive organisational characteristics, leadership and the commitment of individuals in order to sustain such an initiative. Document 3 uses the themes generated from the literature review to support the findings of a qualitative case study. The research explores the feasibility of adopting a participative approach to change for the implementation of the Primavera information system within Power Solutions.

Item Type: Thesis
Creators: Shipley, L.A.
Date: 2011
Divisions: Schools > Nottingham Business School
Depositing User: EPrints Services
Date Added: 09 Oct 2015 09:33
Last Modified: 09 Oct 2015 09:33
URI: http://irep.ntu.ac.uk/id/eprint/58

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