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Vol.10(23), pp. 585-593 , December 2016
DOI: 10.5897/AJBM2016.8208
ISSN: 1993-8233

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Predictors of effective change management: A literature review

William Makumbe
  • William Makumbe
  • Department of Management Studies, Great Zimbabwe University Masvingo, Zimbabwe.
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 Received: 08 November 2016  Accepted: 28 November 2016  Published: 14 December 2016

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This article is published under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License 4.0

The purpose of this study was to bring together and analyze significant writings on change management in order to establish key variables in effective change management. Whilst there are many change models that have prescribed stages involved in implementing successful change management, a synthesis of the actual key variables that act as a bedrock in effective organisation change is missing in literature. The literature review undertaken in this study therefore sought to summarise the models by explaining the key predictors of effective change management. This article argues that Change leadership, communication, employee engagement and employee commitment are key variables in successful organisation change implementation.

Key words: Change leadership, change communication, employee engagement,employee commitment.

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APA Makumbe, W. (2016). Predictors of effective change management: A literature review. African Journal of Business Management, 10(23), 585-593.
Chicago William Makumbe. "Predictors of effective change management: A literature review." African Journal of Business Management 10, no. 23 (2016): 585-593.
MLA William Makumbe. "Predictors of effective change management: A literature review." African Journal of Business Management 10.23 (2016): 585-593.
DOI 10.5897/AJBM2016.8208

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