Innovation means Change!
Innovations of all disciplines – product development, manufacturing,… – lead to substantial changes in a companies system. Due to the high interdependence between product and manufacturing system, a separate management of changes contains the risk of undetected impacts on the other domain. Consequences of late detection of change effects include project delays and subsequently increasing change cost. Thus, an optimal solution and change plan depends on the early detection of interdisciplinary impacts and subsequently, a collaborative change management process. Furthermore, besides studying the organization’s technical systems, research on change management must consider the socio-technical success factors of change management.