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The Nature of Change

Jesse Jacoby

When we read about organizational change, it is often discussed as if change is easily defined, and – given the right people and methods – reasonably easy to master. The reality of organizational change however, often presents itself as so complex that many change psychologists would argue whether one can fully …

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Insights Into Large-Company Change Capabilities

Jesse Jacoby

White Paper - Large-Company Change Management CapabilitiesJesse Jacoby and the Emergent team recently interviewed 28 change leaders at large companies to better understand their internal change management capabilities. While not a statistically significant sample, the insights provide valuable perspective on the evolving practice of enterprise change management within large companies.

The companies represented have revenues ranging from $5 to$137 billion and employee bases ranging from 6,000 to 176,000. With just one exception, all of the companies are headquartered in the United States.

They span a variety of industries: healthcare, financial services, technology, pharmaceuticals, automotive, retail, food production, transportation, and conglomerate.

Download and share the insights that we discovered from our conversations with these change leaders.

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To learn more about these insights and discuss your organization’s change management needs, contact Jesse Jacoby and the Emergent team.

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Jesse Jacoby

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Jesse Jacoby
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