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Unformatted text preview: and adapting to rapid change is the norm. How an organization handles change also depends on whether it is dealing with a transactional change or a transformational change. Transactional change is often easier because it is finite and it involves something specific like a work process or a change in role. Transformational change is much more extensive and open-ended, and it has a greater impact; it involves fundamentally changing something. Most large organizations engage simultaneously in various types of change. Yet these changes are not necessarily in sync with each other, and they may be limited by people’s capacity to adapt to overlapping changes. The change may lie in people’s ability to sustain their focus, the allocation of limited resources, or competition to determine which initiatives will gain hold and survive over time....
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