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The only constant is change: Knowledge management as the key to successful organizational change

Strategic Direction

ISSN: 0258-0543

Article publication date: 12 June 2017

Abstract

Purpose

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

Design/methodology/approach

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

Findings

In an increasingly volatile and disrupted global marketplace, organizations need to enact change faster and more often to stay competitive. Change, however, is often met with resistance by employees, as it forces them out of their comfort zones and into uncertainty. Imran et al. (2017) have looked at the National Bank of Pakistan to see how change can be successfully implemented. To implement change successfully, the correct knowledge management strategy needs to be identified and engaged. Understanding this can aid the readiness for the change phase, as well as reduce cynicism within the workforce.

Practical implications

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

Originality/value

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.

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Citation

(2017), "The only constant is change: Knowledge management as the key to successful organizational change", Strategic Direction, Vol. 33 No. 6, pp. 35-37. https://doi.org/10.1108/SD-03-2017-0057

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Emerald Publishing Limited

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