The process of change is a multifaceted subject. Pettigrew (1988), cited by Buchanan et al (2005: 199), provides the following description of change: "A complex and untidy cocktail of rational decisions, mixed with competing perceptions, stimulated by visionary leadership, spiced with power plays and attempts to recruit support and build coalitions behind ideas." Change is endemic to organisations across public, private and not for profit sectors. The focus of this article is upon change within the service sector. The UK’s Office of National Statistics (2000, p.4) reported: "Service industries now dominate the UK economy. Private sector services alone account for over 50 per cent of gross domestic product." These figures are based on all businesses across the Service Sector, including the vendor/service provider companies.
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||HR Bulletin: Research and Practice|
|Publication status||Published - Jun 2009|