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1.0 out of 5 stars
Finally a cure for insomnia!!!!, 28 Oct. 2007
This book is such a difficult book to read, that it is a wonder that the author would have even bothered writing this book, except as a cruel jest. I like to call this literary terrorism. Normally, when an author writes a book, they make a point and include references to support their statement, not so with this author. This author has simply put together a summary of what other authors have written without making any conclusions whatsoever. Half of the book is just quotes from other books. For example, in chapter 3, the author wants to describe the meaning of culture in an organization. She writes 7, yes 7 different definitions!!! What is anyone supposed to conclude from that??
On the plus side (hense the one star), the activities, and the illustrations are worth going through. You will not learn anything from what the author has to say, but you may begin an analysis of your own organization from the activities and illustrations. Your best bet is since this book is just a collection of quotations from other works, I believe it will be more beneficial to just pick up the books and articles that she is quoting to learn more about organizational change. Leave this book for those endless nights when you cannot sleep.