Change Agent


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Change Agent

An employee or outside consultant who believes that he/she is making positive changes to a company. The term is used most commonly when certain employees encourage the use of new technologies. These changes may or may not be popular among other employees.
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Morocco appointed farm managers for a large number of small farmers through contracts as the main category of change agent.
Kirk Smith Unlimited & Associates announces the release of Daily Insights of a Change Agent, the first book of the 'Change Agent Insight Series'.
Walk through the change process and discover what you need to know as a physician leader and change agent.
However, this is just the beginning, and I pledge to think long and hard about how LMA can transform our association to reach its greatest potential and how our association can be a transformational change agent for the profession of law I invite you to think about how you will use LMA to transform yourself, your firm and our profession.
While most of the activities are specific interventions to engage in with client learners, some activities are designed to help the change agent reflect on his or her intervention plans.
In what follows, I will provide a brief overview of the history of change theory, followed by a discussion on differing change agent strategies and techniques to managing change and stability in organizations.
CHANGE AGENT may be a 12-year-old, but he will love today's conditions and could cause an upset at Plumpton (3.
Any change agent can tell his/her story and then others who would like to encourage (called a "fan" in the true social networking style), promote (a "buzz builder"), finance ("angel") or otherwise participate in a particular venture can connect with that change agent.
This dichotomy of expectations and priorities, the proverbial fork in the road, is forcing CIOs to decide on their target role in 2008: Either they become the change agent and innovator for the business, or they become general manager for their firms' IT.
The change agent who faces resistance without considering the perceived political repercussions does so at his or her peril (Zander, 1950; Pfeffer, 1992).
By becoming a change agent, I not only gain a qualification but have the opportunity to help the company boost production and give something back to the employees through teaching master-classes.