Managing change in organizations : an honors thesis (HONRS 499)

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Robinett, Lynn C.
Malugen, Lynda L.
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Honors College
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This examination of the change process is separated into three parts. The first part is dedicated to the reactions that occur as a result of change. It specifically deals with the negative feeling of resistance. Briefly, part one describes a few possible ways to reduce these emotions. The second part moves into the change-management process. A loose guideline is presented to suggest a manner to lead change in organizations. The final part takes the research gather in parts one and two and brings it together to apply it to the current situation in the Greek Community at Ball State University. The first two parts provide a basic understanding of the change process, while the final part is an analysis of how the change process is working in the Greek Community.A second portion of this project is an outline intended to serve as a guide for a presentation. This presentation is an attempt to help sorority women become more open for change. Activities and discussion are the two main tools that are utilized in the presentation. This presentation uses research from the first two parts of the paper to address the concerns that are described in part three and completes the analysis of change.