Chairman Corbett asserts itself in the conflict with CEO McCarthy and creates clear conditions for a successful change management. Chairman Corbett asserts itself in the conflict with CEO McCarthy and creates clear conditions for a successful change management. Change management is a sensitive matter for any company and leads often to horizontal conflicts at the leadership level. Long in the change management to prevent trench warfare, these power struggles at the beginning of the change must be clarified. Torsten Oltmanns and Daniel Nemeyer in her book question of power come to this conclusion change “.
The Australian media company Fairfax was recently faced with just a such challenge. In advance of change processes many strategic questions to be resolved, including all power and personnel issues. Horizontal power struggles can allow a successful block management change or fail even in the worst case, the authors in their book. That such necessary and consistent decisions not always quietly expire, demonstrated the Australian media company Fairfax. There, the CEO Brian McCarthy was forced to resign just weeks after a restructuring. Three separately managed newspapers should be directed under the leadership of a new, external candidates.
The CEO wanted to use its own candidate, which, in turn, not approved Chairman Roger Corbett. McCarthy settled a power struggle with Corbett and lost. According to the authors of Mach question, such horizontal conflicts can change”change management of a company slowing down. Fairfax refused the candidates and forced the resignation of the CEO, to jeopardize the future of the company, not on the basis of power games. “A consistent attitude in the change management also Torsten Oltmanns and Daniel Nemeyer in her book power issue represented change”. Building up new corporate structures requires clear conditions, which can be implemented only by a strong corporate management. The authors Torsten Oltmanns and Daniel Nemeyer make an extract under their Work available. Interested can also inform yourself about current information to the subject of change management and a discussion area in direct contact with the authors. Contact: Roland Berger Strategy consultants GmbH at am Sandtorkai 41 20457 Hamburg phone + 49 40 37631-4232 fax + 49 40 37631-4107