The "Harder" Side Of Change: The What, Why And How Of Change Management
While it is sometimes called the "Soft" side of change, managing the people side of a change is often the most challenging and critical component of an organizational transformation. Take a merger or acquisition for example. The technical side of the change - or the "Hard" side, if you will - will most certainly be complex. Issues surrounding the financial arrangements of the deal must be worked out. Development will have to take place to integrate the business system. Decisions will be made about the physical arrangements of the newly formed organization.