Can you identify change “paths,” that is, where an organization used more than one change process at different points in time? Can you find out whether the leader adopted a different style, for example, directive in one change; participative in another?
Answer to relevant QuestionsChoose another change image and apply it to “the turnover problem.” To what new insights does it lead? How would you describe the way vision was used at Mentor Graphics? Of the six change images outlined in Table 9.1, which images of vision can be applied to this case study? What lessons emerge from this? What are the limits to an open communication style when faced with ongoing rounds of downsizing? What else might be done by management to retain staff motivation? What issues emerge in this case in terms of communicating change with the outside world?
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