planned change


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planned change

an alteration of the status quo by means of a carefully formulated program that follows four steps: unfreezing the present level, establishing a change relationship, moving to a new level, and freezing at the new level. The program can be implemented by collaborative, coercive, or emulative means.
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It is a case study of the short-term effectiveness of planned change with respect to undergraduate curriculum redesign at the University of Calgary.
This fear is well founded; many organizations, among them libraries, have a history of starting and then abandoning planned change.
This situation is created and reinforced by both the clients' and the consultants' lack of knowledge and standards about what it takes to successfully introduce planned change in complex systems; it is then exacerbated by the lack of a practical and universal tool and methodology for objectively assessing the chances for success.
The company also filed its quarterly report for September 30, 2004 including subsequent events leading up to its planned change in business strategy.
BY BUS: No planned changes BY METRO: On Saturday and Sunday, no trains will run in either direction between South Gosforth and Shiremoor ahead of a major line closure starting on July 31.
UNION members at Aberystwyth university have voted for strike action against planned changes to their pension schemes.
According to Chris Payton, who is a senior consultant at Leigh Graham Financial Planning, says the focus on the planned changes to the age of retirement, employee contributions and pension values for the public sector is detracting from a bigger issue.
Summary: Head teachers have voted to stage a ballot on whether to strike over planned changes to their pensions.
Among the planned changes, announced at an investors conference in Frankfurt, Germany, Hannover Re said its New York-based Clarendon Insurance Group will exit the Florida homeowners market to focus on niche markets such as specialty auto insurance, fine arts, mobile phones and workers' compensation.
Mayor James Hahn and several City Council members urged Congress to halt planned changes by the Bush administration that will result in further cuts to the rent-subsidy program.
It was mounted in protest at planned changes in work practices being sought by management as part of a restructuring plan that will see 500 staff made redundant.