Is cultural change important in your project?

Deeply held internal images of how an organization works can be a challenging obstacle when attempting to implement broad changes in business practices and thinking.Project managersneed to be increasingly sensitive to cultural change, especially when their projects involve Business Process Reengineering (BPR), I/S projects, or changes which require fundamental revisions in traditional attitudes about business operations.This article presents a technique to determine if cultural change is important in your project, a chart analyzing the various elements of cultural change and their potential impacts, and a chart offering preventative actions for numerous people problems that frequently crop up in the course of BPR projects.
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