Metaphors for Change: the ALPs Model of Change Management

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Drucker School of Management (CGU)

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As difficult as the term organizational culture may be to define, it is a very real force - one that any change agent ignores at great peril. The model presented here is designed to aid the change agent-whether a manager or a consultant-effectively implement complex organizational change by pinpointing Access Leverage Points (ALPS) within the culture where the change is to take place. These ALPS are critical aspects of the culture that can often aid, but sometimes impede, the introduction and management of organizational change efforts.

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© 1996 Elsevier