A building-blocks approach to strategic change

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Author: Robert W. Mann
Date: Aug. 1990
From: Training & Development Journal(Vol. 44, Issue 8)
Publisher: Association for Talent Development (ATD)
Document Type: Article
Length: 2,073 words

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Many organizations have implemented a long-term, systematic management development program called the 'building-blocks' approach in order to effectively create strategic change. General Electric Co's Core Development Sequence is a management development program aimed at various levels of employees. A typical building-blocks program has three stages: a stage for people who have become managers for the first time, a stage for middle managers, and a stage for senior and general managers. Northern Telecom Inc, GTE, Xerox, and IBM are examples of companies that are using the building-blocks approach. Companies considering a building-blocks program should have a clear long-term strategy.

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