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ERIC Number: EJ782797
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Pages: 13
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 28
ISSN: ISSN-1068-610X
A Taxonomy of Organizational Change
Drapeau, Suzanne
Journal of Applied Research in the Community College, v11 n2 p81-93 Spr 2004
This paper provides an overview of the search for a change framework that is suitable for use in a community college engaging in a major change process. A review of current literature looks at types of change in organizations and the imperatives for change facing community colleges today. A taxonomy is presented, giving an overview of the common characteristics of several change frameworks. While no specific product or service is endorsed or recommended, one outcome of this article is to provide a basis on which one could develop a change process map and identify milestones tailored to each college's particular context. The main outcome is to provide the college researcher or planner with a diagnostic checklist for designing, implementing and monitoring a change process within an institution. The checklist developed for one community college is presented as an example of how the taxonomy can be used as a qualitative tool for evaluating change over time. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Two Year Colleges
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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