Change, Strategy and Projects at Work

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Routledge, 2008 - Business & Economics - 216 pages
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Change, Strategy and Projects at Work provides a working insight into the nature of change, the formulation of strategy and the implementation of change through projects in the workplace. It is a 'how to' book with real practical application, containing the tools, techniques, advice and guidance you need to analyse organisational context, develop a strategic plan and manage a project.

To help you in leading change and creating opportunities for yourself and your organisation, the book takes an integrated approach to managing change, developing strategy and project management, and covers:

* How strategic objectives are chosen, promoting awareness of the wider organisational context and the strategic planning process
* The knowledge, tools, techniques and confidence needed to act as a change agent
* The skills, competencies and other attributes needed to improve your employability

The book is ideal as a dip-in guide for professional development, a self-study resource or a textbook for formal courses on change, strategy and project management in a work context. It is used to support the Open University's undergraduate course ICTs, Change and Projects at Work (T226).

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1 The nature of change
2 So whats the strategy?
3 Implementing change through project working
4 Project initiation and definition
5 Project planning
6 Project implementation
7 Project closure and evaluation
8 Learning and looking forward
Techniques for problem solving and decision making

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Professor Roger Jones is Founding President and current Chairman of the Primary Care Society for Gastroenterology, and Chairman of the European Society for Primary Care Gastroenterology. He is editor of Family Practice (OUP), an international journal of primary care. He has been involved for many years in research in a range of areas of primary care, as well as contributing to the development of undergraduate and postgraduate medical education and training.

Neil Murray is Senior Lecturer and Programme Director at the School of International Studies, the University of South Australia. He has taught academic English and applied linguistics at undergraduate and postgraduate level for twenty-five years and has published in both areas.

Geraldine Hughes is Lecturer in Academic English and Study Skills at King's College London, where she was formerly Director of the international foundation programme for over a decade. She has also taught academic English and communication skills at undergraduate and postgraduate level for thirty years.

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