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Coaching: a change management tool: The importance of sensemaking

Development and Learning in Organizations

ISSN: 1477-7282

Article publication date: 27 June 2008




This paper aims to review the latest management developments across the globe and pinpoint practical implications from cutting‐edge research and case studies.


This briefing is prepared by an independent writer who adds their own impartial comments and places the articles in context.


The paper finds that fast‐paced changing business environment is no doubt a management cliché that has been uttered in boardrooms across the globe. But, as the saying goes, it is only a cliché because it is so true. Managers today face more and more change and in order to deal with these changes effectively they undertake a process called sensemaking.

Practical implications

The paper provides strategic insights and practical thinking that have influenced some of the world's leading organizations.


The briefing saves busy executives and researchers hours of reading time by selecting only the very best, most pertinent information and presenting it in a condensed and easy‐to‐digest format.



(2008), "Coaching: a change management tool: The importance of sensemaking", Development and Learning in Organizations, Vol. 22 No. 4, pp. 24-26.



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