Date of Award


Document Type

Open Access Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Arts in Leadership (MAL)



First Advisor

Dr. Norma Noonan


This paper focuses on the importance of change in business in the twenty-first century, looking primarily at how to obtain effective change, sustain change, and enable the possibility of change Ieading to innovation within one device manufacturing company. I will present evidence from various theories from the mid-1900s to the present day which recommend how to effectively implement Iasting change. This article will discuss the possibility of a two-day workshop being able to influence the likelihood of change needed to catalyze innovation based upon response from recent workshop attendees. Recommendations will be made on additional steps the company may need to implement supplementing their change workshop to create the new corporate behavior desired to embrace change agility.


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