Friday, November 2, 2007

How to Impact Organizational Change through Integrating People, Processes and Technology

Detailed by Dr. Walter McCollum

Businesses examining their operations and which seek to transform their enterprise performance turn to the expert resources available from Dr. Walter McCollum, a seasoned a certified Organizational Development Consultant with more than 20 years of professional experience. His book, Applied Change Management: Approaches to Organizational Change and Transformation, presents and compares several influential theories of organizational development and change management in practice today. The major theories of organizational development are delineated, with emphasis on the strengths and weaknesses of these theories relative to change management and transformation. Dr. McCollum presents a comprehensive assessment of theories and their role in transforming the present day organizations in the applied management context.

Applied Change Management locates change management strategies and practices within the broader context of becoming familiar with the unique organizational culture of one's own organization. Dr. McCollum defines change in general and in an organizational setting before addressing the importance of change management skills in organizations and the ability of managers to recognize how they themselves react to change. The examples of actual management experiences provide practical advice within the context of cited research to help the reader identify problem-solving techniques including assessment models in an organizational and information environment.

Organizational development and transformation consultants, academicians, organizational leaders, students, and researchers find the book usefel in their quest to influence organizational change. Applied Change Management: Approaches to Organizational Change and Transformation is now available from,,, and

Dr. Walter R. McCollum, who is ISO 9001 Certified and whose specialty is change management in areas as diverse as information technology, telecommunications, human resources, and non-profit, is an accomplished author of the books "Process Improvement in Quality Management Systems: Case Study of Carnegie Mellon's Capability Maturity Model" and "Applied Change Management: Approaches to Organizational Change and Transformation."

His change management-related project/program roles has been experienced at an extended range pf agencies and companies - from the Department of Defense (DoD), Air Force, Navy, Army and Marines to Department of Energy, Department of Transportation, Department of Commerce, Department of Agriculture, Department of Treasury, Proctor and Gamble, and Pfizer. He has worked at top companies such as Lucent Technologies, Booz Allen & Hamilton, Lockheed Martin, Science Application International Corporation (SAIC), and Capgemini.

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