During management meetings, discussion invariably turns toward the subject of continuous change. We want to become a learning organization, making any necessary changes that will help us be more customer-oriented. We're having trouble getting beyond the discussion phase, though. How do I persuade our management team to let human resources spearhead this cultural change?
—On the Sidelines but Hoping to Play, HR manager, publishing, Sydney
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