Date Added: May 2010
The fundamental premise behind Change Management is that it represents the organization's understanding and recognition of the value of individual employees regardless of their role or seniority. It nurtures the relationship that exists between the organization and its employees. Change Management can be approached from two different directions: the "Top-down" or the "Bottom-up". The top-down approach utilizes the legitimate power base of the organizational structure to reduce the resistance and gain compliance during the process of change, while the bottom-up approach is grass-roots based and gains buy-in from the employee base during this process.