Overview of Change Management

714 Words Jan 8th, 2018 3 Pages
Changes are largely inevitable. In projects, changes according to Meredith and Mantel (2009, P.167) could be caused by three things; errors in initial assessments, receipt of new info regarding the ongoing project, and project environment changes. In some instances, a manager could encounter some behavioral alterations on the part of team members as they encounter change. The said alterations in this case could be as a result of the different responses people have to change. For instance, as Wong (2007) notes, while there are those who may be curious to learn more or view the possibility of change as an opportunity, others could either be suspicious or skeptical about the possibility of change. There are also those who might be concerned that the said change could have a personal impact (negative or positive). Thus just as change is inevitable in most cases, so are reactions to change. The said reactions or behaviors in this case could be positive or negative. Negative reactions could include but they are not limited to disorientation and disengagement. On the other hand, positive behaviors include enthusiasm, enhanced interest to know more, and devotion. Disengagement is in basic terms the loss of…

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