Change Management Research

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Change Management Research
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Change Management Research
Effective Leadership – FP International
FP International is a privately held company with 550 employees worldwide and over $100 million in annual sales in 2005. FP International manufactures packing products such as bubble, air cushions, Kraft paper cushioning and ready-to-use products, polyethylene foam, loose fill made of 100% recycled polystyrene or cornstarch and Kraft/bubble mailers (About FP International, 2007). Arthur Graham is the founder and president of FP. Graham started the company in 1967; it was called Free-Flow Packaging International at the time, which later was changed to FP international.
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The center consisted of 19 organizational partners including Amoco, ATT, Chrysler, EDS, Federal Express, Ford Motor Company, Harley Davidson Motorcycle Company, Hewlett Packard, IBM, Intel Corporation, Lucent Technologies, Merck and Company, National Semi-Conductor, Pacific Bell, Philips, and the Quality Management Network (a consortium of healthcare organizations), Shell Oil Company, Texas Instruments, and US West. Working in partnership with researchers at MIT, a number of these companies undertook a variety of significant organizational experiments. Through these experiments have explored building learning capabilities in intact teams, developing new organizational learning infrastructures, transforming the assumptions and practices of executive leadership, and developing internal learning communities. Over time, some companies have involved thousands of people in these organizational experiments" (Society of Organizational Learning, 2007). Intel continually transforms itself in the chip manufacturing market by the interdependent development of the people. Learning, strategy, and competition help to create the opportunities for growth within the company. With the Intel's continuous learning programs the company is ever growing the new ideas required to take the company forward.
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