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Samspelet mellan kund och konsult i förändringsprojekt - en studie av kommunikationens utmaningar i implementationsprocessen av en ny webblösning
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Informatics and Media.
2013 (Swedish)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The increasing competition is making increasing demands of today's businesses to be changeable. Change projects have therefore become increasingly common in order to satisfy market expectations. These projects have often proved difficult to implement and fail rather than succeed. There are many people who reflect on why this is and theorists are increasingly reasoning about the importance of communication in the change process. This is something that has given rise to a new area of expertise called change management. For the most part, it is about developing strategies for management to communicate change to employees and working together with these to reach the intended goals. In the relationship between a third party such as IT consultants and their customers the communicative challenge gets a bit different. The purpose of this study has been to identify important factor that makes communicating change a challenge in this relationship. This has occurred in the context of an IT consulting company and their interactions with the customer in the implementation process of a new web solution. The aim has been to seek greater understanding for the role of communication in the relationship. The study has resulted in a number of factors identified to be important when understanding how communication becomes a challenge in these change projects.

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2013. , 46 p.
Keyword [en]
change management, communication, organizational change, change communication, strategic communication
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Communication Studies
URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-209660OAI: diva2:658944
Subject / course
Media and Communication Studies
Available from: 2013-10-31 Created: 2013-10-23 Last updated: 2013-10-31Bibliographically approved

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