Checklist For Change

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Now in Paper! Helpful examples from both the public and private sectors and from literature and history are presented in this outstanding volume for superintendents, central-office administrators, and corporate managers involved in the change process.

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School Administrator
Superintendents, central-office administrators, and corporate managers will feel comfortable with Harvey's rich mix of examples from public and private sectors and from literature and history. Application of his insights will also increase their comfort level as they embark upon the change process.
In this management advice book, Harvey (University of La Verne) offers a step-by-step strategy for creating organizational change. His 20 steps pass through stages of analysis, planning, implementation, and evaluation, with an emphasis on accomplishing change through the work of teams. This is a reprint of a 1995 work published by Technomic Publishing. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780810842939
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 1/1/1995
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 188
  • Sales rank: 1,097,248
  • Product dimensions: 0.43 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 6.00 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface xi
Part I Background for Change
1. Introduction 3
A Simple Process 3
A Systematic Process 4
A Step-by-Step Process 5
Increased Chance for Success 5
Long-Term Success 6
Tone of the Book 6
Organization of Chapters 7
2. Twelve Pieces of Folk Wisdom about Change 9
1. The Grass Is Always Greener on This Side of the Fence 9
2. Guess What, Not Everyone Is Like Me 12
3. Stress Is Fertile Ground for Success 14
4. You Can't Make It If You Believe You're Faking It 15
5. If They Haven't Bought It, They Aren't Going to Keep It 17
6. Push Me and I'll Push You Back 18
7. If You Want Change, Have a Party 20
8. 100 Proof Change, Like 100 Proof Whiskey, Is Hard to Stomach 21
9. Change Is Loss 22
10. You Learn to Walk Only by Taking Baby Steps 23
11. To Err Is Not Only Human, But Divine 24
12. Risk Is Not Russian Roulette 24
Concluding Note 25
3. Resistance to Change 27
Paucity of Research Base 28
Force Field Analysis 28
Sources of Resistance 29
Antidotes 38
Concluding Note 40
4. Crafting Strategies for Unfreezing 41
Unfreezing 41
Strategies for Strain 42
Strategies for Potency 45
Strategies for Valence 47
Crafting the Overall Strategy 48
Part II Performing Change
5. Change Checklist 53
Analysis 55
Planning 70
Implementation and Evaluation 81
Summary 90
6. Institutionalization of Change 107
Fundamental Premise 107
Planning and Preparation 108
Timing 109
Congruence with Mission 110
Environmental Sensitivity 110
Clarity and Simplicity 111
Unpretentious Realism 112
Sufficient, Not Indulgent Resources 113
Strong, Central Leadership 114
Reduced Individual Proprietary Interest 115
Concluding Note 117
7. How to Keep from Being a Victim of Change 119
O.K. to Resist 120
Reverse Change Strategies 121
Exploit the Possibilities 122
Lead the Parade 122
Define Problem Ownership 123
Call a Timeout Daily 123
Have Fun 124
Analyze for Congruency 124
Concluding Note 125
Part III Managing Change Teams
8. Using Teams for Change 129
Forming the Team 129
Initiating the Team 131
Knowledge about Change 132
Providing Resources 132
9. Directive Collaboration 137
Advantages of Directive Management 137
Advantages of Collaborative Management 138
Combining the Approaches 139
Directive Collaboration Step by Step 140
Applying Directive Collaboration 145
Reflections on the Process 147
10. Infusing Change into Organizational Systems 149
Evaluation 149
Budgeting 151
Strategic Planning 153
Education Reform 155
Concluding Note 157
11. Toward Becoming an Artisan of Change 159
In Retrospect 159
Four Caveats 160
Appendix A Cited Exercises 165
Appendix B Change Checklist 169
References and Resources 171
Index 175
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