The Management of Change
Syllabus requires you to:
- Understand that the introduction or development of an information
system will result in change which must be managed.
- Changes could occur in relation to
- organisational structure,
- employment pattern and conditions,
- internal procedures
- Worksheet 1
- Worksheet 2 wth exam questions
- Case study
- Case study: The Wapping Dispute - Changing work practises in the Newspaper industry
- Before mid 1980s all newspapers were tightly controlled by trade unions and working practises.
- Journalists wrote news articles that were prepared for printing by highly paid specialist printers.
- Mid 1980s computer technology meant that journalists could type up thier stories on PCs
- Publising software could be used to layout newspapers and the text files imported directly from a computer
- New printing presses could print from the computer
- The Wapping Dispute become a bitter struggle between traditional and new working practises and technology
- Its outcome re-shaped the newspaper industry as we know it today
- Find out more: Wapping: legacy of Rupert's revolution - interviews from 3 points of view
- Do the exercise and questions at the end of Chapter 44 of the textbook.