This book analyzes the process-oriented and organizational changes related to the digital transformation of multidisciplinary design firms. Based on this it proposes a systematic analysis-based methodology for change management, which consists of two distinct, but complementary components: a framework and a set of analysis methods. It particularly focuses on the relationship between the new paradigms, perspectives, and context of change related to digital transformation. The proposed framework combines these three elements in order to identify and address areas of investigation concerning process-oriented and organizational changes in the context of digital transformation, and also quantitatively and qualitatively assesses these changes in practice.
This book offers the first comprehensive review of change management and digital practice, and includes case studies to enhance readers' understanding of change management in the context of the digitalization. As such it is of interest to both industry practitioners and researchers.
The book brings forth a better understanding of what process-oriented and organizational changes occur in Architecture, Engineering and Construction firms, how they unfold in context, and what change management strategies can be developed to plan and lead a digital business transformation accordingly. It develops a systematic, analysis-based approach to change management for supporting the digital transition which is made up by the following components: change management framework for identifying primary areas of investigation; set of change analysis methods for analyzing and visualizing process-oriented and organizational changes through qualitative and quantitative assessments; and strategic lines and related action-based approaches for managing change in the design process and organizational structures. The book represents one of the first comprehensive reviews of change management and digital practice, and provides case studies which extend the understanding of change management in the context of the digitalization and will benefit both industry practitioners and researchers.