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29 April 2005


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My experience as a practising senior manager in both large and small companies is that reluctance to engage employees in change is the result of managers:
* seeing consultation as slowing down the process
* believing that staff are unable or unwilling to do what is right and/or necessary for the company
* thinking that staff are stupid or uneducated
* not wanting to dilute their own power

In reality, appropriate consultation makes the process of change more effective and faster.

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