Managing Technological Change A Strategic Partnership Approach

ISBN-10: 0761925643

ISBN-13: 9780761925644

Edition: 2002

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This book examines how new workplace technology can improve performance - and how it can have the opposite effect when it is not properly planned and introduced with the participation of key stakeholders. It provides an overview and explanation of the steps involved in technology planning, acquisition, development, implementation, and assessment. The theoretical underpinnings of each of these steps - systems theory; concurrent engineering; industrial relations theory - are discussed.The methods for assessing an organization's needs and readiness for technological change are explored as are ways of identifying and eliminating organizational barriers to technological change, such as organizational culture, poor labour relations, and employee feelings of disenfranchisement. The final chapter addresses the necessity for ongoing evaluation and monitoring to ensure that the technological change continues to meet organizational, business and performance objectives.This textbook is designed for graduate students and academics in industrial and organizational psychology, industrial relations, professional degree programs (public administration), and executives in management training programs.
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Book details

List price: $77.00
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: SAGE Publications, Incorporated
Publication date: 5/16/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 192
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.484

Preface
Acknowledgements
Technology's Perils And Promise: The Need For Technology Management
Technological Change: Three Scenarios
Lessons Learned
The Need for Technology Management
Strategic Partnership: A Working Definition
Strategic Technology Planning
Participation and Partnership
An Integrative Framework For Technological Change
Technology Adoption Life Cycle
An Integrative Systems Approach to Technology Adoption
Assessing The Need And Readiness For Change
Technology Needs Analysis
Readiness for Change Assessment
Pragmatic Issues
Inclusive Needs Assessment
Organizational Barriers To Integrated Change
Identifying Organizational Variables
What Influences Attitudes Toward New Technology?
Overcoming Resistance to Change
Designing And Implementing Strategic Change
Social Constructivism and Technology Design
Participative Technology Design
Technology Implementation Design
Training And Technological Change
Training's Contribution to High-Performance Workplaces
Training Program Design
Successful Training Partnerships
Creating a Learning Organization
Evaluating And Managing Change For Optimal Performance
Conducting the Technology Evaluation
Ongoing Technology Management
Institutionalizing a Strategic Partnership Approach to Change
The Strategic Partnership Payoff
References
Biographical Sketch
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