Making Sense of Change Management: A Complete Guide to the Models Tools and Techniques of Organizational Change Paperback – 3 May 2012
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"There has long been a need for a readable, practical but theoretically underpinned book on change which recognizes a multiplicity of perspectives. I thoroughly recommend it." (Professor Colin Carnall, Cass Business School, City University London)
"This impressive book on change management is an essential read for any professional manager who is serious about getting to grips with the important issues of making change happen." (Dr Jeff Watkins, former MSc Course Director, University of Bristol, UK)
"I'll definitely be placing copies on a couple of desks at White City..." (Nicky Campbell, Presenter, Radio Five Live and BBC1's The Big Question)
"This provides a clear and thorough tour of different models of change." (Richard Jolly, Adjunct Professor of Organisational Behaviour, London Business School)
Key introductory text to change management
Covers all the main topics around change management in an easily accessible and practical way
Includes two new chapters on change in turbulent times and change agents
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I like the first part of the book and the differentiation between individual, team and organisational change which is essential for the change practitioner to understand. Yet few writers really get to grips with this. I also like the way that they present theory and then give their views on it. However, I found the second half of the book on practical applications less convinving and at times somewhat rambling. There is good advice there, but there is also a certain amount of waffle.
The first part of the book discusses the most important theories (I suggest not dismissing the importance of this aspect but if you are already familiar with the work of Schein, Kotter and the most important authors on the topic this book would be just a de-ja-vu). I was very disappointed with the chapter on change agents, as it is a condensed version of Flawless Consulting by Block!
The second part of the book is supposed to focus on the "practical" applications of change management. It is very high level and if you want a "how-to" manual this is not the place to look.
The book is a good starting point if you are new to change management, but for a more pragmatic angle I would like at Kotter and Beitler (just to name a couple of reliable authors). IMO this book is very over rated.
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quite a basic text. did not use this at all in the change management module i completely.Published on 1 July 2014 by your dad
This book is laid out very well, and provides an easy to understand dialogue also extremely easy to reference from itPublished on 1 May 2014 by Mark Owens
I wanted to remind myself of some of the key factors involved in change management. This is a good book to dip in and out of, rather than read from front to back.Published on 1 Jan. 2014 by Lesley Pickard
I like this book because it is about my main course. Compared to the similar product, the content is more about my study area.Published on 1 Sept. 2013 by Xi Yichen
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