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Unformatted text preview: OB/TOM Thought Memo #2 Keaton’s M ission: Implementing Changing In the clip we were shown of “The Dead Poets’ Society”, Keating was definitely very effective in creating change in his environment. The classroom full of prep-school students was filled with hundreds of years of tradition and culture, and each student was acting accordingly. I t was a front, a front which Keating believed inhibited their ability to properly learn, and thus, he took action. The “eight steps to transforming your organization” describe critical components to driving change. Keating did three of the steps phenomenally, and therefore change was incurred and digested by each student. The first step, “Establishing a Sense of Urgency” is one of these steps. This is a very significant step as it is the first of 8 Kotter mentions. Keating definitely identified a critical need for change through the lack of creative thinking in his students. In terms of Kotter’s theories, Keating identified a ‘crisis’ in the future of these children’s...
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- Spring '08
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