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Managing Without Walls: Maximize Success with Virtual, Global, and Cross-Cultural Teams by Kevin Wegryn, Colleen Garton

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Change Management

Change management is not the same as change control. Change control is managing changes to a project, contract, or job to ensure that the scope, costs, and timelines are not adversely affected. Change management is working with team members to help them adjust to, and embrace, organizational change.

Organizational change can have a very strong impact on a team. Generally, people do not like change very much. We become comfortable with the familiarity of things, people, and processes, and we are not usually all that happy to change them and learn a new approach to an old problem.

People who have been around the longest are usually the most resistant to change. The old saying “you cannot teach an old dog new tricks” is not always ...

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