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Over 262,500 copies of this popular guide issued worldwide!
You can open the Change Management Matrix here as a stand alone single page document to use as a diagnostic tool and route map with your management team: matrix in pdf format (43 kb) or as a word doc. See: case study of the matrix in use (pdf 42kb).
This free and highly respected guide is popular with managers, leaders and Business Schools. This is THE guide to have if you are managing or implementing change. Recognised for its original and effective approach to the whole subject of change management in the context of improving resource efficiency and environmental performance, it is useful for assisting just about any change management process. See the comments (below) made about the guide including its useful role as a diagnostic tool.
"Cheers to the Brits for their humour"
"as good as anything I have used"
"original and excellent"
Help for your organisation: See below for the comprehensive range of support (conference/workshop presentations, advice, guidance and training/coaching) available from the authors and others.
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"Can anything that is useful be accomplished without change?"
If you would like to download a word version of the managing change guide click here:
Part 1 - Managing Change (word)
Written by Phil Harding (philharding.net) and John Pooley (The John Pooley Consultancy) this guide was first produced by the Government Office for the South West (Sustainability & Environmental Technologies Team) in partnership with Envirowise (now part of WRAP) in 2004 and re-published as a paperback in 2007 for its 4th print run. It is also endorsed by the Carbon Trust, ESTA (the Energy Services and Technology Association), and Climate SouthWest.
© Government Office for the South West, 2004 - 2007.
Help for your organisation including special workshops or conference presentations:
Here are just some of the many positive comments made about this guide:
'as good as anything I have used'
'We are using the guide's Change Management Matrix as a simple and effective tool to diagnose how we are responding to climate change at
all levels of our organisation.
'We shall continue to use the matrix to re-examine and maintain our performance levels'
'At South West Water we are using the change management matrix to assess and review how the company is addressing climate change across the whole business operation. It is proving to be a useful management tool for focussing attention on how we can improve our performance in this increasingly important area.
"Managing change is a very important factor in the success of every business. This guide will help managers to think creatively about how they
manage change, whilst avoiding many of the pitfalls that other companies have encountered"
"excellent and enjoyable"
"wonderful...I do think that this would be of great interest to many of our business and corporate clients"
"very useful for clients who seem to be at sea with regard to energy when failure to manage change adequately may be at the heart of their problems"
"original and excellent"
"we intend to use as a resource in MBA teaching"
(referring to the guide's section on worst practice) "could have just as easily published a document of bad practices without the irony of putting them into a fake "how-to-guide" but what fun is that? Cheers to the Brits for their humour"
"very useful and fresh approach"
"a succinct, easy to read and practical set of guidance... ...refreshing way it explains the key factors for successfully managing change when compared to so many change management books"
"I think it is great and a very useful training tool"
'A wonderful resource [Change Management Matrix] for assessing where your organisation is at with its implementation of a particular change initiative... I will be utilising this useful resource from herein!'