Case Study

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Making Sense of Change Management, 2nd edition
Case studies – text and questions

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Case study 1: Aster Group 3
Case study text: Aster Group 3 Introduction 3 History, culture, orientation 4 Drivers for change 6 Leadership 8 No shotgun wedding 9 The transition period – one year on 11 Project management 12 Organizational development 13 Developing management and leadership capacity and capability 14
Case study questions: Aster Group 17 Individual change 17 Team change 17 Organizational change 18 Leading change 18

Case study 2: The Institute of Public Health in Ireland 19
Case study text: The Institute of Public Health in Ireland 19 The work of the
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Properly managed
The Group generally meets the standard expected given the context in which it works and the available resources.

Development
The association demonstrates a good performance by achieving or exceeding its annual targets, maintaining good progress against targets during the year and delivering quality housing that meets our standards.

(Housing Corporation’s assessment, June 2006, http://www.housingcorp .gov.uk/)

History, culture, orientation

The Aster Group’s history can be traced back over a decade when Sarsen Housing Association was born out of a housing stock transfer from the Local Authority. The Local Authority Director of Housing became the new Chief Executive and a board was set up comprising four tenants, three representatives from the Council and eight independent people from the business and community. For five years the Association focused on delivering on its original promise of improving homes to modern standards whilst keeping rents stable. Sarsen was efficient and effective in its operation. As a result it was able to begin to generate revenue surpluses in 2004, three years earlier than envisaged in the original plan. Both the board and the management then realized that they needed to develop their strategy further. The board and the Chief Executive quickly became more entrepreneurial and began to seek out opportunities for growth and development. So, for example, during 1997 they began

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