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It could have been a great book on change management,
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This review is from: The Theory and Practice of Change Management (Paperback)
I have read plenty of change management books and invariably there are two types: 1. those that focus on theory and collate/regurgitate word by word what has already been told by other academics and authors; 2. or those who are focused on practice (what i have noticed is that these books are usually very light in content and tell stories like father Christmas and the elves. No I am not joking).
This is a refreshing book: the author is a very well known change management expert and tried to find the balance between the theoretical and the practical side. I like that he included also chapters on the human element of change and on communication. The only downside is that sometimes the book gets a little bit hard to digest when the author spends time on the teoretical part. After finishing a chapter the sensation is more often than not "OK so what's the point?" as there are so many theories crammed together that it is not clear what is the posiiton of the authot. Overall a good book, especially if you buy the more affordable paperback version. COuld be improved if the focus was on what the author thinks rather than a list of theories with a sprinkle of "how to"