Buy Used
Used - Very Good See details
Price: 2.80

or
 
   
Have one to sell? Sell yours here
Sorry, this item is not available in
Image not available for
Colour:
Image not available

 
Tell the Publisher!
Id like to read this book on Kindle

Don't have a Kindle? Get your Kindle here, or download a FREE Kindle Reading App.

Leaning into the Future: Changing the Way People Change Organisations [Hardcover]

George Binney , Colin Williams
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)

Available from these sellers.


Formats

Amazon Price New from Used from
Hardcover --  
Paperback --  

Book Description

6 Oct 1995
This volume challenges conventional thinking about "managing" change, the obsession with fads such as "reengineering", "TQM" and "vision and values" and the flood of change initiatives that engulf many organizations. Drawing on their work with over 100 international companies and public organizations, the authors show how many managers are unwittingly stopping change happening. The harder they try, the less their organizations change - causing exhaustion and frustration. The book examines how, in the authors' experience, organizations really change, how they learn to adapt to changing circumstances and what lessons managers can draw from this. They show how to release the natural energy for change which exists in people's hopes and ambitions, and in the well-known, but often unspoken, issues which frustrate and de-motivate staff and customers. They explore how to take account of the systemic nature of organizations, where actions do not have simple causes and effects, but can have unpredictable, wide-reaching consquences. They aim to show how, by allowing people to use the wisdom they have accumulated through life, managers can enable their organizations to flourish.

Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought


Product details

  • Hardcover: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Nicholas Brealey Publishing (6 Oct 1995)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 185788082X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1857880823
  • Product Dimensions: 23 x 15.6 x 2.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 800,652 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

Discover books, learn about writers, and more.

Sell a Digital Version of This Book in the Kindle Store

If you are a publisher or author and hold the digital rights to a book, you can sell a digital version of it in our Kindle Store. Learn more

Customer Reviews

3 star
0
2 star
0
1 star
0
4.5 out of 5 stars
4.5 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The best book I have read recently on change 7 Feb 1998
By A Customer
Format:Hardcover
The authors bravely explore the false dichotomies of much of thinking about change/transformation. In a short, very readable book, they touch on Leadership, Learning and WORKING THROUGH PEOPLE to achieve enduring change. A good place to start if you are tired of the endless fatuous and puerile books which glamourize and dramatise case examples of the same well-worn companies over and over again. They have humbly distilled the essence of what they believe very unselfconsciously into this great book.
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
4.0 out of 5 stars What change needs - some real, honest thought 4 Jan 2000
By A Customer
Format:Paperback
Too many books on change quote the same case-studies, and gloss over the real, gritty, human side of any change. The book is good as a counterbalance to the Rah Rah approach. Perhaps its most valuable contribution is to get people to think about the people who will be affected by any change. it is a good read too.
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
Most Helpful Customer Reviews on Amazon.com (beta)
Amazon.com: 5.0 out of 5 stars  1 review
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The best book I have read recently on change 7 Feb 1998
By Gavin Fraser - gar22@dial.pipex.com - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover
The authors bravely explore the false dichotomies of much of thinking about change/transformation. In a short, very readable book, they touch on Leadership, Learning and WORKING THROUGH PEOPLE to achieve enduring change. A good place to start if you are tired of the endless fatuous and puerile books which glamourize and dramatise case examples of the same well-worn companies over and over again. They have humbly distilled the essence of what they believe very unselfconsciously into this great book.
Was this review helpful?   Let us know
Search Customer Reviews
Only search this product's reviews

Customer Discussions

This product's forum
Discussion Replies Latest Post
No discussions yet

Ask questions, Share opinions, Gain insight
Start a new discussion
Topic:
First post:
Prompts for sign-in
 

Search Customer Discussions
Search all Amazon discussions
   


Look for similar items by category


Feedback