forcing and fostering

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Are different approaches to the management of change. Forcing involves compelling workers and trade unions to accept change, possibly under threat of company closure (see concession bargaining and macho management). Fostering, in contrast, involves trying to win support for change, possibly through a system of labour-management partnership. Change management can be a complex process and may involve elements of both strategy, running alongside one another.

Subjects: Human Resource Management.

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