It can be argued (Todnem,2005) that the successful management of change is crucial to any Organisation/ project to survive, be developed and succeed in the current competitive and continuously evolving business environment. However, theories and approaches to change management currently available are often contradictory, mostly lacking empirical evidence and supported by unchallenged hypotheses concerning the nature of organisational change management.
The purpose of this article is, therefore, to provide a review of some of the main theories and approaches to organisational change management as an important first step towards constructing a new framework for managing change. Having as fundamental basis the Change theories and the principle of project management compose a change process based on project management principle and steps.
The purpose of this article is, therefore, to provide
a review of theories and approaches currently available in a bid to encourage
further research into the nature of organisational change with the aim of
constructing a new and realistic framework for the management of it. This
article will concentrate on the main characteristics of change the relative
theories, the commons between the project management process and change and
proposed a project management way facing any organisational change. The article
concludes with recommendations for further research.