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Project Managers and Change Managers Need to Strike the Right Balance amid Disruption

There's no denying it: Change is constant. But there's fierce debate over who's best equipped to manage it: project managers or change managers. Some insist that project managers are the ideal agents of change, because they can maintain technical and rational stability in the face of disruption. Others believe that a dedicated change manager is necessary, because that person views change through the lens of behavioral science and with high levels of interpersonal skills, astuteness and sensitivity.
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