RESISTANCE TO CHANGE

What is resistance to change • a multifaceted phenomenon which introduces delays, additional costs and instabilities into the process of change. • May take the form of: Procrastination and delays in triggering the process of change. Unforeseen implementation delays and inefficiencies which slow down the change and make it cost more than originally anticipated. Efforts…

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CHANGE LEADERSHIP

Introduction The management of change is often directly linked to the role of a strategic leader. Leadership is the process of influencing an organization in its efforts towards achieving an aim or goal Change agents or change champions provide the leadership role. The leader‘s roles include creating vision, empowering people, building teamwork, and communicating the…

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STYLES OF MANAGING CHANGE

Introduction Understanding and managing changes are the dominant themes of management today. Adapting to the ever-changing present is essential for success in the unpredictable future. However, there is no one ‗right formula‘ for the management of change. The success of any attempt at managing change will also be dependent on the wider context in which…

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PRODUCT/SERVICE RE-ENGINEERING

Definition This is the fundamental reconsideration and redesign of organizational products/services in order to achieve drastic improvement of current performance in cost. As organizations continue to evolve and reinvent themselves to develop new focus areas and cater to new markets, it is imperative that their business systems do not fall behind and become obsolete. An…

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INTERFACE BETWEEN IK AND INNOVATIONS WITH MODERN SCIENCE &TECHNOLOGY FOR SUSTAINABLE COMMUNITY LIVELIHOODS

African indigenous knowledge systems are increasingly becoming an integral part of the global body of knowledge. Indigenous knowledge systems can be compared and contrasted with the global knowledge system (Warren, 1993) and in so doing uncover mechanisms for evaluating the strengths and weakness of each system. This interactive flow has already resulted in mutually-beneficial exchanges…

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INDIGENOUS KNOWLEDGE AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT

The term Indigenous Knowledge (IK) and innovation systems refers to a distinctive body of knowledge and skills, including practices and technologies, that have been developed over many generations outside the formal educational system and which enable communities to survive. Indigenous knowledge (IK) and innovations are a significant resource, which could contribute to the increased efficiency,…

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