Organisational Change & How to Leverage Middle Management
Organisational change programs are more and more common nowadays, in the era of economic uncertainty and crisis. While change is good, one of the most common problems in change programs is that they pay insufficient attention to middle management and its importance in implementing change. In this article, my colleague Richard Newton tries to propose a different approach to organisational change programs, so that middle management is appropriately involved and used successfully to implement the desired change.
The article starts by detailing the positioning of middle management in typical business organizations. Then, it explains how change programs impact each of the layers in the organisational pyramid, focusing on the challenges posed to the middle management layers.
Then it shares how middle managers can have a very positive role in implementing change programs and several ways businesses can use to leverage their middle management community
Full article - Stuck in the middle: middle managers and change