I just want to add my voice to the issue of Change Management, to me the following would be highly needed for any substantial impact to be made in the area of an Organization wanting a CHANGE.
Firstly, there must be Executive/Board/ Management willingness to buy into the concept of Organizational Change otherwise anything in progress would be in futility.
Secondly,the People in the Organization must buy-into the idea as well, they must see the need for a change perosnally and corporately too.
Thirdly, there must be raised a Change Project Manager who must be commited and preferrably from amongst the Management Team.
Fourthly, certainly there would be divervsity of ideas, opinions, concepts and perceptions-all these must be harmonized and managed properly
for the good of the organization.
Closely, linked to point one is the issue of finance-when Management buys into the Change Project itself any fund related tasks or assignment would be almost if not automatically endorsed as long as it is reasonable.
In addition, Change Project Manager must give regular feedbacks to Management and the People as often as possible so as to know how to align as changes progress.
These are issues that I feel could assist in making Change Management Possible in a corporate environment.