Accession Number : ADA181460

Title :   Planning for Organizational Change: A Case Study.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s) : Iverson,Susan D

PDF Url : ADA181460

Report Date : Mar 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 96

Abstract : The successful introduction of change to an organization is determined by how much planning is done before the change is implemented. This thesis addresses the assessment of an organization through organizational analysis, and examines the special aspects that must be considered when implementing a computer system to replace manual labor. Discussion includes identifying organizational information flows and their inefficiencies to define user requirements. The research consists of a review of current literature concerning organization theories and models used as a basis for the planning of organizational change. The theory and method included in this paper can be universally used by managers who are, or will be, involved in the transition from manual information processing to computerized processing. Keywords: Case studies, Theses.

Descriptors :   *ORGANIZATIONS, *SYSTEMS APPROACH, CASE STUDIES, COMPUTER APPLICATIONS, FLOW, INFORMATION PROCESSING, LABOR, MANUAL OPERATION, PLANNING, THEORY, THESES, USER NEEDS, DATA PROCESSING

Subject Categories : Administration and Management

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE