The BGR contingency model for leading change

Brown, Derek R. and Gordon, Raymond and Rose, Dennis Michael (2012) The BGR contingency model for leading change. International Journal of Learning and Change, 6 (1/2 ). pp. 66-78. ISSN 1740-2875


The continuing failure rates of change initiatives, combined with an increasingly complex business environment, have created significant challenges for the practice of change management. High failure rates suggest that existing
change models are not working, or are being incorrectly used. A different mindset to change is required. The BGR Contingency Model (named after the authors’ surnames) for leading change facilitates the required mindset, and
addresses the issue of leadership decision-making as one of the major contributors to high change initiative failure rates. Drawing on four propositions offered, the conceptual model is based on the interdependency of ethics and logic in
leadership decision-making in change initiatives. The model has specific, formal checkpoints of this interdependency. Its basic design is a series of progressions, or groups of tasks, which start with the strategic and continue through the operational to the tactical levels of the organisation, in an iterative fashion.

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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Permanent restricted access to published version, due to publisher's copyright policy (Inderscience)
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Historic - Faculty of Business and Law - School of Management and Marketing
Date Deposited: 25 Jul 2012 10:45
Last Modified: 18 Jul 2014 05:39
Uncontrolled Keywords: change management; leadership; ethics; decision-making
Fields of Research : 17 Psychology and Cognitive Sciences > 1701 Psychology > 170107 Industrial and Organisational Psychology
15 Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services > 1503 Business and Management > 150310 Organisation and Management Theory
15 Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services > 1503 Business and Management > 150399 Business and Management not elsewhere classified
Socio-Economic Objective: B Economic Development > 91 Economic Framework > 9104 Management and Productivity > 910402 Management
Identification Number or DOI: 10.1504/IJLC.2012.045857

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