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Selected Case

published: 24 Nov 2014

Abstract:
"Being a Change Agent" is a three-part case series set in a rural district of Assam in India. It describes the efforts made by Kuladhar Saikia, Deputy Inspector General of Police in the early 2000s, to tackle witchcraft-related crimes that were prevalent in this isolated and economically backward part of the country.

Pedagogical Objectives:
This is a case about implementing change with a focus on the role of change leaders in the process. It highlights the leader's role in setting a strategic direction, communicating it well, and influencing others to put their efforts behind the change especially in a context with limited resources and no visible sense of urgency.

Keywords:
Change Management, Responsible Leadership, Government Sector, Role of Change Agents, India

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