Dr Jennifer Howard-Grenville, Cambridge Judge Business School

Managing frequently involves making change in how things are done in the organisation, or persuading others to commit to new issues. Managing change is difficult however. Only one-third of attempted change efforts are successful. We will explore how an organisation’s context – its structure, networks, and culture – can impede change, but also how savvy managers work through structures, networks, and cultures to generate and build momentum for change. Drawing on research on internal change agents we will explore how they successfully “sell” issues to others and create opportunities for others to experiment with and implement change.

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Dr Jennifer Howard-Grenville

Dr Jennifer Howard-Grenville is Diageo Reader in Management Studies at Cambridge Judge Business School, and Director of the School’s MPhil in Management programme. She contributes to organisation theory through in-depth studies of how people work from within to change organisations, communities, and occupations. Recognised as a leading qualitative researcher with a focus on process theorising, she frequently presents on these topics at business schools, conferences and junior scholar academies. Dr Howard-Grenville’s work has been published in the Academy of Management Journal, Organization Science and Organization Studies, among other other journals. She is the author of Corporate Culture and Environmental Practice (Edward Elgar, 2007), which documents her nine-month ethnography of environmental practice change at the world’s largest semiconductor manufacturer, and co-author or editor of three other books.

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Date: 24 May 2017
Start Time: 13:00
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Date: 24 May 2017
Start Time: 13:00
End Time: 14:00