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Trust in Transition: Navigating Organizational Change by Bob Whipple

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17

Focus on the Big Picture

“You can’t depend on your eyes when your imagination is out of focus.”

Mark Twain

In this chapter you will learn:

•  Anticipate a difficult period of more than a year when doing a major reorganization.

•  Put a plan in place to keep the core business going during the integration.

•  Employ the six antidotes as much as possible.

•  Do not cut staff too early.

During the run up to a major change initiative, the details of the deal become so overwhelming that people in the organization can become distracted. After the announcement, conditions become even more confusing and often the organizations fail to do what is required ...

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