Means to Overcome Cultural Resistance

Often, the required cultural change is the most difficult obstacle to overcome. The current practices of the IS organization are heavily ingrained in its staff members, and they often strongly resist changes to the status quo. An interesting paradox is that this resistance vanishes if a staff member takes a new job in a new company. The staff member expects to learn and assimilate new procedures as part of the job move. It is far easier to add staff members successfully to an existing process environment than it is to change the process environment of existing staff members. Outsourcers take advantage of this phenomenon when staffing their outsourcing projects. By putting the process environment in place at the start of the outsourcing project and transitioning staff into the environment, the outsourcer avoids the resistance that occurs when IS organizations attempt to change. The same principle can be applied within the IS organization by allowing the outsourcer to set up the project environment and then transferring IS staff to new assignments within the project.

Project Management Made Easy

Project Management Made Easy

What you need to know about… Project Management Made Easy! Project management consists of more than just a large building project and can encompass small projects as well. No matter what the size of your project, you need to have some sort of project management. How you manage your project has everything to do with its outcome.

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